Richard Duane Dake

May 30, 1943January 3, 2021
Play Tribute Movie

Richard Duane Dake, 77, of La Porte, Colorado passed away on Sunday, January 3, 2021.

He was born on May 30, 1943 in Kalkaska, Michigan to William Dake and Beulah (Flanery) Dake.

Upon finishing high school, Richard moved to Colorado to work on a ranch. He enjoyed the cowboy lifestyle (boots, hat, and Western shirts/Levis), wide open spaces and working with cattle. Later he worked on the Larimer County Road & Bridge crew. He was a Bridge Foreman when he retired.

He was a private person who loved his family, enjoyed the outdoors, watching the sun rise, and seeing deer roaming the neighborhood now and then. It was a treat when an eagle(s) appeared in the sky. He loved solitude and was happiest just being home.

On November 26, 1966 Richard married Nadine Kisner of Wellington, Colorado.

Richard is survived by his wife, Nadine Dake of Laporte; son, Steven Dake (Kerri) of Wellington; Grandchildren, Tanner Dake, Lexi Dake of Wellington, CO, Andrew Dake of Winchester, KS, and Bri Hoskins, MI; Great-grandchildren, Bentley Dake and Waylon Dake of Wellington; Siblings, Kathleen Moore of New Era, MI, Joyce Calkins (Willard) of Wessingon Springs, S. Dakota, Levoy Dake of North Shores, MI., Carl Dake (Winnie) of South Boardman, MI, Fred Dake (Joyce) of Hulbert, MI , and Nellie Swartz (Carl) of La Porte, CO.; Plus many nephews and nieces.

He was proceeded in death by his parents; two sons, Jeffrey and Kenneth; and sister, Shirley Knapp.

A private service will be held on Friday, January 8, at Resthaven Funeral Home with interment to follow.

In lieu of flowers, please consider lending a hand to someone in need with a random act of kindness.


  • Steve Dake, Pallbearer
  • Tanner Dake, Pallbearer
  • Andrew Dake, Pallbearer
  • John Swartz, Pallbearer
  • Dylon Charvet, Pallbearer
  • Kavin Kilber, Pallbearer

  • Lend a hand to someone in need with a random act of kindness


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


Richard Duane Dake

have a memory or condolence to add?

April Grubb 712 Main St. E Wessington Springs Sd 57382

January 7, 2021

My memories include cars.....URich came to the ranch w/a big CB whip antenna on his pale green Ford/Mercury. He saved us from rattlesnakes, helped us saddle up, laughed and played games w/us to entertain and comfort us. After living w/us on the ranch for some time URich bought a really snazzy car.....a big ole Mercury, salmon body w/white roof and leather seats. What a treat to cruise w/him on a joy ride. God gifted us w/one of the best uncles a girl could have and I am forever grateful for his presence in my life.

Kerri Dake

January 6, 2021

I Love You Dad! You are never forgotten, a sweet spirit, kind soul, forever a cowboy! May you be at eternal peace! I will see you again & we will have our talks. Thank you for always being my 2nd dad. I just love you!!