Celebration of Life Service Scheduled for Simpson College Coach

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INDIANOLA, Iowa — This weekend the Indianola community will say goodbye to Simpson College baseball coach Joe Blake.

Blake was killed Monday night in a single car accident.

He was a star athlete at Simpson and went on to coach there for 30 years. He was also the father of current Simpson College baseball coach Ben Blake and former MLB player Casey Blake.

A celebration of life service is set for Saturday morning. It will be in the Blake Fieldhouse, which is named for his family, at the Indianola Middle School.

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