Randall N. Drake

August 22, 1944 - January 21, 2007
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View Mr. Drake's Video Tribute Randall N. Drake, age 62 of La Porte, died Sunday, January 21, 2007 with his family at his side, after a very lengthily illness at his residence. Funeral services will be held Friday 11:00 A.M. at St. Paul Lutheran church, with Rev. Norman Ryding officiating. Visitation will be Thursday 4-8Continue Reading

Emily Loring left a message on March 3, 2007:
I was shocked when you died your Aunt Clara told me. What your sister said Randy it was really nice like how much you loved your sister and leaving you and also she was saying that your a wonderful brother and friend and I'm with your siste on that as the same way for my cousin Randy N Drake. Test in Peace with your granddaughter and your parents and great grandpapernts. I thought what your brother said was really nice. I will miss you Cousin Randall Drake. [ Cousin}
Heather Engstrom left a message on January 30, 2007:
Thank you all for the thoughtful words and loving prayers for my father. He is truly an amazing man who fought through these past few years with a strength that I have such admiration for. My father knew how much he was cared for. There were many times recently when Dad would say "There's just so much love." It is so encouraging to know we are all surrounded by such supportive and loving friends and family. Thank you. All my love, Heather
Larry & Maria Ritter left a message on January 27, 2007:
Extending our deepest sympathy to the Randy Drake Family. "In every life, there comes a time to walk in shadows and in sunlight, to hear silence and song, to shed tears of sadness and joy, to forget what has been taken, and remember what has been given." Love, Larry & Maria Ritter
Judy and Bob Spevak left a message on January 26, 2007:
Erika and family ... We're so sorry to hear of Randy's passing. We'll keep you in our prayers.
Lissa Nesvold left a message on January 26, 2007:
Randy was truly someone special. He always had a smile on his face. I will miss him very much.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
Lisa Colburn left a message on January 26, 2007:
Erica, I'm sorry I couldn't make thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. If you ever need anything...please let us know...we're here for you! Lisa Michiana Insurance
Voyles Family left a message on January 25, 2007:
We are so sorry to hear of your loss. I wish there were some words to heal your pain. Heaven Heaven is a special place Where friends are near your heart Even though they're far away You will never be apart Heaven is where the souls relax of loved ones in a prayer And where they will always be safe With Jesus protecting them there Heave is where they run and play And where they have no pain A Place where they forget their troubles And they suddenly go away Heaven is a place made of gold for all loved ones to stay It is a special place That we think about each day Heaven is a place made For loved ones from your heart And even though they're far away You'll never be apart Heather you wrote this and gave it to us when we lost Kim and it has a special place in my heart. Our prayers are with you.
Susan Waltz left a message on January 25, 2007:
To the Randy Drake Family, My Deepest Sympathy Is With You!!! Dear Erika, I am so sorry for your loss. He was a great guy!!! I always enjoyed talking to Randy. He had touched many lives and will continue to live in our thoughts. Love, Susan
Mr. and Mrs. C J Gazarkiewicz, Jr. left a message on January 25, 2007:
We would like to extend our deepest sympathy to Randy's wife Erica and their children. Randy was not only a great supervisor, but a dear friend as well. Randy taught me the basics of law enforcement during the times that we partnered together when I first joined MCPD in 1974. There are many fond memories of Randy, but the one that I will remember the most is his passion for the snack "corn nuts" when we were working the midnight shift. He even got me started on the things. Again, my sincere and deepest sympathy to Erica, Children, and Brother Ken. Rest in peace Brother Randy Drake...Rest in are a true law enforcement brother...
Richard & Carol Ludwig left a message on January 25, 2007:
Life slipped away all too soon. I'll remember all the fun we had on the farm in Union Mill's while growing up. Life was so simple then. We were all pretty mischievious & got into our share of trouble. Looking back bring's so much laughter & wonderful, wonderful memories. We were so happy to see you on our trip's back to Indiana. Wish we hadn't lived so far apart. Our love & prayers go out to you Erika & the kid's. Randy fought a good fight but God wanted him in the end. Now he'll rest in peace with his parent's & granddaughter. Only time moves on to the next scene. Memories remain in the heart forever. All our love & sympathy, Richard & Carol Ludwig (cousin)
Pam Green left a message on January 25, 2007:
I will miss my Uncle so, but remember fondly a Tuesday before he died. He is safely home. I am home in Heaven, dear ones; Oh, so happy and so bright! There is perfect joy and beauty In this everlasting light. All the pain and suffering is over Every restless tossing passed; I am now at peace forever, Safely home in Heaven at last. Did you wonder I so calmly Trod the valley of the shade? Oh! but Jesus' love illumined Every dark and fearful glade. And he came Himself to meet me In that way so hard to tread And with Jesus' arm to lean on Could I have one doubt or dread? Then you must not grieve so sorely, For I love you dearly still: Try to look beyond earth's shadows, Pray to trust our Father's will. There is still work waiting for you, So you must not idly stand; Do it now, while life remaineth- You shall rest in Jesus' land. When that work is completed, He will gently call you home; Oh, the rapture of that meeting, Oh, the joy to see you come! - Unknown author
Jennifer Davis (England) left a message on January 25, 2007:
I wanted to express my deepest sympathy to the entire family. You are in my thoughts and prayers as you mourn the loss of such a GREAT person.
Matt Siddall left a message on January 24, 2007:
My deepest sympathies to the family. Randy, thank you for your service to our country, our community, and along side my father. Rest in peace.
dr. and mrs. al weiss left a message on January 24, 2007:
we wish to extend to all the Drake family our deepest sympathies on the untimely death of Randy. he will be long remembered by his friends and the community.
Ron & Cindi Sparks left a message on January 24, 2007:
Erika & Family, Our deepest sympathy in your loss. Randy was a terific guy & will be deeply missed but never forgotten & always in our hearts.
Michell Bush left a message on January 24, 2007:
To the Drake family I extend my deepest and heartfelt condolences. It has truly been an honor working with Lt Drake, and to regard him as a friend, a trusted supervisor and our own personal refrigerator cleaner outer.(smile) This is the memory I will hold in my heart and mind, and the story I will tell of happy times laughing with and at LT. If you cooked it,he would try it. We had many a potluck Sundays thanks to LT. He loved his beans,rice and cornbread ala Dunlap. Cold pizza just an appetizer before the real deal. Lt was the first at the table and the last to leave. And he enjoyed every little bite. Now he will hunger nor thirst no more. A Heavenly Banquet awaits his arrival. He kept us honest, humble and on our toes. I am thankful God allowed our paths to cross. Erica, keep your head held high you are an inspiration among women. Praying for you all, Michelle Bush
kathy johnston left a message on January 24, 2007:
To the family of Randy, What great memeories we all have of being part of Randy's life. I will never forgot the friendship that Erika and Randy had with my sister Teresa and her family. We will always remember him as "pork chop". You should all be proud of the Gentlemen that Randy was to everyone. What a great loss. My prayers and thoughts are with his wife and children. Kathy Johnston
Don & Shirley Siddall left a message on January 24, 2007:
Our deepest sympathy to the family. He was a good friend and brother in Law Enforcement. He will be missed but not be forgotten.
rita green left a message on January 23, 2007:
If tomorrow starts without me and I'm not there to see If the sun should rise and find your eyes all filled with tears for me I wish so much you wouldn't cry the way you did today, While thinking of the many things we didn't get to say. I know how much you love me, as much as I love you And each time that you think of me, I know you'll miss me too. But when tomorrow starts without me, please try to understand That an angel came and called my name and took me by the hand. And said my place was ready in heaven far above, And that I'd have to leave behind all those I dearly love. But as I turned to walk away a tear fell from my eye, For all my life I'd always thought I didn't want to die. I had so much to live for, so much left yet to do, It seemed almost impossible that I was leaving you. I thought of all the yesterdays, the good ones and the bad, I thought of all that we shared and all the fun we had. If I could relive yesterday, just even for a while I'd say good-bye and maybe see you smile. So when tomorrow starts without me, don't think we're far apart For every time you think of me, I'm right here, in your heart. Randy was a most wonderful brother and friend.
Kenneth LDrake left a message on January 23, 2007:
You will always be my little loving brother.
Peace of mind is a call away. We’re here when you need us most.
jane baker left a message on January 23, 2007:
Randy was a good person to know. I am so sorry for Erika's and Robs's loss.
Aimee Jaworski left a message on January 23, 2007:
I remember Randy and Erika always coming into the office together or having a cookout at my parents home and hearing all the motorcycle stories. Obviously, at the office it definety was not about business. My dad would always drop was he was doing to always try to talk to Erika and Randy. I loved talking with Randy and hearing all the stories they had to share. Love always, Aimee
jim and toni humphres left a message on January 23, 2007:
Randy was a great person and he will be missed greatly by all who knew him. Our prayers are with you at this time.
Crystal Houchins left a message on January 23, 2007:
Sorry to hear of your loss.
Chief Ben Neitzel left a message on January 23, 2007:
Lt. Drake, Randy, Uncle Randy, Pork Chop, Rain man, you are dearly missed as my firend and mentor. I take from you many things in my life and hope to live up to the standards you have shown me. Rest in peace partner.
Geisen Funeral Home left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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