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James Donald Dake

March 5, 1934 ~ June 28, 2022 (age 88)


James Donald Dake, 88, of Battle Creek, Michigan passed away June 28, 2022. James was born on March 5, 1934, to James Harrison Dake and Rose Ethel Bush in Mtn. Grove, MO.

James married C. Nadine Coffman in 1951. They have four children. Eugene (Shellie) Dake, David (Nancy) Dake, Kathy (Greg) Hoxie, Brian (Becky) Dake. His family includes fourteen grandchildren and seventeen great grandchildren.

James was predeceased by his wife, Nadine, in 2021; one grandson; and siblings Linus (May) Dake, Mamie (Raymond) Davis, Arnett (Lois) Dake, Etolia (Ivan) Middleton, Leota (Lee) Sanders, Herman (Rhoda Belle) Dake, Harold (Ruby) Dake, Alan (Doris) Dake.

In 1993 James retired from the Kellogg Company after 40 years of employment. He also drove delivery truck for Bill Knapp's Restaurant for 20 years, and earlier, drove school bus for Harper Creek Schools.

James loved God, and served as a Deacon in the church for many years. He was a devoted husband and hardworking father. He loved telling stories and jokes. He enjoyed meeting people and had a gift for remembering everyone's name.

Services have been entrusted to Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services, 2838 Capital Ave SW, Battle Creek, MI 49015. The family will gather with friends on Friday, July 1, 2022 from 12:00 PM until the funeral service begins at 2:00 PM with son, Rev. Brian Dake and Rev. Tom Knight officiating. Interment will follow at Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens, 1490 E Michigan Ave, Battle Creek, MI 49014.

Memorial contributions can be made to Centrica Care Navigators, 7100 Kalamazoo, MI 49009 or by using this link . Also, you may visit to view the online obituary, sign the guest book, or leave a message for Jim’s family.



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July 1, 2022

12:00 PM to 2:00 PM
Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services
2838 Capital Ave SW
Battle Creek, MI 49015

Funeral Ceremony
July 1, 2022

2:00 PM
Kempf Family Funeral and Cremation Services (Battle Creek)

Graveside Service
July 1, 2022

3:30 PM
Floral Lawn Memorial Gardens
1490 E Michigan Ave
Battle Creek, MI


Centrica Care Navigators
222 N Kalamazoo Mall #100, Kalamazoo MI 49007
Tel: 1-800-304-0283

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