Joseph F. Hakes

Joseph F. Hakes, 73, of La Porte, Indiana, passed away Wednesday, July 13, 2022 at his home with his family by his side.


He was born December 21, 1948 in La Porte, Indiana, the son of Ransom Hakes and Lucille (Hollaway) Hakes.


Joe enjoyed many things in life from fishing, boating, playing softball, watching his grandkids play sports and cooking for his family. His cooking was so good he could’ve opened up his own restaurant but he chose to perfect ABS as a brake technician. He took pride in his work and would jokingly refer to himself as a professional when driving, but as with everything he did, he was just that. He was on the Bosch softball team for a few years. He spent a lot of time gardening

and landscaping his yard, but Joe's biggest passion was playing golf and just being with his family. 


On June 16, 1973, in New Carlisle, he married Mellody (Bowker) Hakes who survives. 


He is also survived by his son, Scott (Wendy) Hakes; daughter, Jamie (Sam) Brown; five grandchildren, Benjamin, Jackson, Joseph, Gabrielle, and Arwen. Joseph was preceded in death by his parents, brothers (Billy, Phillip, and, David), and sisters

(Edna, Charlotte, Ruth, and Josephine). 


Arrangements are being entrusted to Haverstock Funeral Home and Cremation Services, 602 Maple Ave., LaPorte, IN where the family will receive friends and relatives on Tuesday, July 19 from 9 AM until 10 AM. A life celebration will be held at 10 AM, at Haverstock Funeral Home. Interment will follow at the Patton Cemetery,

LaPorte, Indiana.


Memorial contributions may be made to the VFW Post, McClung Rd., LaPorte, IN 46350, in Joe's  name.


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