Marquette Park bench honors Irv Shrake

Family and friends of Walter “Irv” Shrake gathered at Marquette Park Friday afternoon, Oct. 1, for the official dedication of a bench honoring the memory of the Savanna native who passed away in October 2019. The bench was donated by the captains and crew of the Steamer Julia Belle Swain and Riverboat Twililght. Irv’s wife, Betty, is seated on the bench and behind her are son, Dan, and daughter and son-in-law, Melissa and Maurice White, all of Savanna.