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LeRoy J. Dake

LeRoy James
Dake, of Fond du Lac, passed away on Monday, August 10, 2020 at the age of 74.
He was born on Mother’s Day, May 12, 1946 to Dorothy Barrett Boettcher and
James Klug Dake in Runnemende, NJ.


LeRoy
married his high school sweetheart, Sharon “Sherry” Tetzlaff on June 24, 1964
at St. John’s Lutheran Church in West De Pere, WI.


LeRoy wore
many hats. He was a farm owner in Greenleaf, WI, owned and operated a pizza
business and a motel in Clarion, IA; he worked at Old World Cheese Factory,
Larson Canning Factory, managed a furniture store and owned Big Daddy’s Pizza
all in Fond du Lac, WI.


LeRoy was
passionate about the Green Bay Packers, old Western movies, remodeling, and
family was very important to him. LeRoy was a long-time member of Good Shepherd
Church in Fond du Lac.


LeRoy is
survived by his wife of 54 years, Sharon “Sherry” Tetzlaff Dake; his four
children, Jeff Dake, DeDe (Darren) Beachy, Marcie (Nathan) Beyer and Bobbie
(Tom) Ericksen; 14 grandchildren, Nikki, Chris, Amanda, Derek, DeAnna, Brooke,
Stephanie, Darci, Sky “Allie”, Danielle, Samantha, Jonathan, Mathias and Ethan;
five great grandchildren, Nolan, Grayson, Aviana, Charlotte and Lincoln; seven
siblings, Don (Judy) Dake, Jesse Van Hout, Susie Biese, Sally (Jerry)
Getlinger, Dan (Patti) Dake, John (Heidi) Dake and Paula (Russell) Raddatz; one
brother-in-law, Harold (Cheryl) Williamson; many nieces, nephews and friends.


He was
preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Celestia Dake; step-father, Paul
Boettcher; in-laws, Everett and Marcella “Sally” Tetzlaff; brothers, Larry Dake
and Jimmy (Char) Van Hout and brothers-in-law, Denny Biese and Rick Tetzlaff.


Visitation:
LeRoy’s family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, August 15, 2020
from 10:00 to 11:45 AM at Good Shepherd Church, 855 Martin Avenue, Fond du Lac.


Service: A
funeral service will be held in the church at 12:00 Noon on Saturday following
the visitation. Cremation will follow traditional services.


“The family
would like to thank Dr. Li and the staff in the St. Agnes Hospital Emergency
Department for their care given to LeRoy.”

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www.zacherlfuneralhome.com