Daniel C. Drake, 82, of La Porte, passed away Friday, April 16, 2021 at his home surrounded by his family.
He was born June 16, 1938 in Grand Rapids, Michigan, the son of Charles John Drake and Alice (Hall) Drake.
Dan was a member of the Agape Christian Church of La Porte. He was an avid fisherman, enjoyed riding his motorcycle even riding it on a trips to California and Florida. In his younger days he always had the neighborhood kids over playing in the yard. Dan also ran triathlons for many years. Even though Dan held many passions, his true passion was his love for his family and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. And when you saw Dan, he always had his Chihuahua, Steve, by his side.
On June 15, 1957, in La Porte, he married Jo Carolyn who preceded him in death.
He is survived by his son Dan (Angie) Drake of La Porte, IN; daughter, Pam (Bobby) Schoch of Rolling Prairie, IN; Two Sisters-in-Law, Dortha Sue Gower, and Mary Kay Barkow; brothers, Tom (Jill) Drake of OH, and Bob (LeAnn) Drake of CA; eight grandchildren, Ashley Nelson, Lindsey Schoch, Josh Kayser, Zach Kayser, Sarah Drake, Andrew Kayser, Taylor Drake, Kyle Schoch; eleven great-grandchildren, Chloee, Conner, Veda, Z'Niyah, Isabelle, Michael, Felicity, Violet, Mackenzie, Elijah, & Isaiah.
Dan was preceded in death by his daughter, Karen Sue Drake, two brothers, Charles and Terry Drake, and his sister, Carol.
Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., La Porte, IN where the family will receive friends Wednesday, April 21st from 11 AM until 1 PM at the AGAPE Christian Church, 1601 "I" Street, La Porte, IN 46350. A life celebration will be held at 1 PM with Pastor Ben Crostreet officiating at the church. Interment will follow at the Pine Lake Cemetery, LaPorte, Indiana.
Memorial contributions may be made to Agape Christian Church of LaPorte.
Due to COVID-19 concerns masks are required.
Online condolences may be made at www.haverstockfuneralhome.com.