Richard J. Dake
- LaGrange Fire & Rescue Department
- Age: 48
- Year of Death: 2002
Richard J. Dake‚ 48‚ volunteer firefighter‚ LaGrange Fire & Rescue Department‚ died March 4‚ 2002‚ when a train struck his tanker as he returned to the station after a live burn training exercise. He served with the department for two and a half years and had recently been certified to operate tanker trucks. He was retired from the U.S. Army and worked at a local corrections facility.
He was very‚ very goal oriented.
We love you and miss you. I think about the family and kids and hope to see them soon. And as always-NO PROBLEM!!– Donna Williams
Drove through Lagrange yesterday and you have weighed heavy on my mind since then. It doesnt seem like 14 years have passed since you’ve been gone. It’s been even more years than that since I last saw you. So many of my childhood memories are filled with times spent with you. You taught me how to ride a bike and my love of motorcycles came from you. You took me for my first ride. The pain of not having a Dad growing up was taken away by you being such a wonderful Uncle to me. We didn’t share blood, just a bond but its one I will always treasure. I wish you could have seen me grow up, I do believe you would be proud of what I became. Until we meet again watch over me and your great nieces from up there. Love you always.– Katrina Kleiber