Age 72, a much loved husband, father and friend, went home to be with his Lord on Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Roseburg, Oregon. His death was due to acute Porphyria. He was born on July 2, 1940 in Kansas City, Missouri, to Edward Theodore Dake and Doris Rockwood Dake. He was their only son and the oldest of three children. He leaves behind his wife Jeannette, after almost 54 years of marriage; four children and their spouses: Laura J. DeHaven and Robert; Kathleen A. Poitner and Bill Jones; Michael E Dake and Rowena; Jonathan L Dake and Carmen; eight grandchildren: Ryland Dake; Michael A Dake; Edward DeHaven; William DeHaven; Robbie DeHaven; Brett Poitner; Kelli Jones; and Jazmine Dake: two sisters: Karen Dodd and Jessie Wheeler; children of the heart, Donald and Blanca Courtney; Esther Sanchez; Ryan and Cheryl Cole; and many other nieces and nephews; brother- in-law, Jim Martin and sister-in-law, Frances Martin; and many, many, dear friends. His children lovingly called him ‘the professor’. He was always reading and studying… primarily his Bible, researching ancient manuscripts in both Hebrew and Greek. Mike was a millwright and had a degree in industrial technology. He was also a musician, preferring the stringed instruments and played the drums when in high school. He also co-authored a published paper on a browse study of North American ungulates which was presented at the International Conference of Zoologists and Zoological Horticulturists in Tucson, Arizona in the 1980s. He is deeply missed by his wife, children, grandchildren, and all who knew and loved him. Mike was laid to rest on March 26, 2013, at the Kellogg Cemetery. He is now at rest with Jesus free from all his pain and suffering. “To be absent from the body is to be present with the Lord 2 Corinthians 5:8.”
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