James Dake, Sr. Obituary

James R. Dake, Sr.
James R. Dake, Sr.
James R. Dake, Sr.

July 24, 1936 - May 17, 2014
Born in Iowa City, Iowa
Resided in Des Moines, IA
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James R. Dake, Sr., 77, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his family on May 17, 2014. Visitation will be 10 to 11:30 a.m., Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Iles Grandview Park Funeral Home, with a funeral service beginning at 11:30 a.m. Private burial will be at a later date.

James was born on July 24, 1936 in Iowa City, Iowa the son of Vincent and Ella (Graham) Dake. He grew up in Boone, Iowa and lived his adult life in Des Moines. James married Connie Jackson on March 4, 1969 and together they had three children. James also had two children from a previous marriage.

James worked as a security guard for Per Mar Security for 15 years and retired from Prairie Meadows in 2003, where he worked in maintenance. James was a "Jack of all Trades" and enjoyed finding his many treasures. He enjoyed western books and movies and loved to spend time with his family.

James is survived by his loving wife, Connie; children: Patricia Dake, James Jr., Kimberly (David) Loney, Robbin Mann, Christina (John) Thelen and Derek Mann; grandchildren, Joey, Jeffery, Sydni, Lyndsi, Colby, Olivia, Kenny and baby Thelen on the way; great granddaughter, Adilyne Kaye and many nieces and nephews and their families. He is preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Vincent Jr. and Ted; and a granddaughter, Amber.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Mercy Hospice in memory of James.

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Visitation
Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, May 22, 2014
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
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Grandview Park Funeral Home
3211 Hubbell Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50317
Thursday, May 22, 2014
11:30 AM