LeRoy Dake

LeRoy James Dake of Fond du Lac passed away Monday, Aug. 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, New Jersey.

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

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

LeRoy was passionate about the Green Bay Packers, old Western movies, remodeling, and family was very important to him. LeRoy was a longtime 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; and 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.

LeRoy’s family will receive relatives and friends on Saturday, Aug. 15 from 10 to 11:45 a.m. at Good Shepherd Church, 855 Martin Ave., Fond du Lac.

A funeral service will be held in the church starting at 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.

Online condolences may be shared at www.zacherlfuneralhome.com.

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