Robert “Bob” Drake
A Celebration of Bob's Life will be determined at a later date. Thank you for your understanding and consideration.
Tuesday, December 31, 1946
Date of Death:
Sunday, April 26, 2020
73 years old
Robert “Bob” Drake
On Sunday, April 26, 2020, Robert “Bob” Drake, husband, father, and grandfather, passed away at age 73.
Bob was born on December 31, 1946 in Fargo, ND to Francis and Sarah (Plank) Drake. He was a strong-willed person who lived life his way and was always willing to help his family, friends, and neighbors. On May 26th, 1972, he married Marla Drewes Drake and together they raised one son, Dirk.
Bob had an incredible ability to fix anything that was broken, from cars to electronics, with nothing more than his own mind. He had a passion for nature and enjoyed fishing and photographing the animals who visited his home. Bob could often be found tinkering in his garage or maintaining his yard and helped others with their projects as often as he worked on his own. He loved watching the Vikings and the Gophers and was a passionate Nascar fan. Full of stories and humor, Bob was quick with a joke and never found a time when laughter was inappropriate. He spoke his mind, was never afraid of sharing his opinion, and was incredibly supportive of his family.
Bob was preceded in death by his father, Francis; his mother, Sarah; and his sister Vera.
He is survived by his wife, Marla; son, Dirk (Tricia Meyers); grandchildren, Brenden (Haley Cobb) and Hunter; his brothers, Wes (Monica) and Ed (Sue); and his sister, Kay.
A Celebration of Bob’s Life will be announced at a future date.
The family of Robert “Bob” Drake has received the following condolences.
Dirk, you and I have grown close over the years while working together. I sincerely share your grief. You will find it comforting to read the scriptures at John chapter 11 verses 32-35. Jesus showed how deeply he cares about the grief we experience when someone we love dies. As you mourn your father's death, my thoughts and heartfelt prayers are with you and your family.
Dirk and family, just a quick note to tell you how sorry I am to hear about your Dad! You are in my prayers! Michon Ketchum
Just got the news. Bob was a good guy, good friend, and, he will be missed. My deepest sympathy to the entire family.
Dirk, I am so sorry to hear of your father’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this time.
Kristen Baudoin & Family
Bob was a good friend, you could trust him ! Not afraid of anyone or anything, had a lot of respect for Bob, nice man! RIP Bob, you’ll be missed by many!
I am so sorry to all of the Drake family. Bob was a great man and a great friend. He will truly be missed by many. My thoughts and prayers are with all of the family. RIP Bob🙏🙏🙏
Marla, Dirk and family, I am truly sorry for your loss. Robert always had a smile on his face and a joke ready!! Hugs and prayers to all.
Just a short note to say so sorry for your loss of Robert. Many fond memories come to mind when we were all growing up and times spent together. Just know that you are all in my thoughts. Take care.
So sorry for your loss. He was sure one of a kind. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. ❤️
I am deeply saddened to learn of Bob's passing. My heart goes out to Marla, Dirk, Brenden and Hunter. Hugs to you all
Ed, Sue and Kay So sorry for the loss of your Brother Bob. Hugs and Prayers for you all. Your cousin Shsron & Bob Henning
Marla and family,
So sorry to hear about the loss of Bob. I've known Bob for 60 years and had some really good times. He was a good storyteller and always had the last word. He will be missed. My regards to Ed.
Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this incredibly hard time. May God be your source of comfort and strength.
Marla, We are so sad to hear of Bob's passing. We always knew that we could have a big smile and laugh with him almost any Saturday morning across the road at Dirk's!! He will be greatly missed by us all!!! Prayers and hugs from us to you!
Eddie, Leslie and Teagan
I have many great memories of Bob and reading his obituary made those memories come flooding back to me . No matter if Dirk and I were stranded in the twin cities , struggling with the race car or needed a ride to Lacrosse to shop for band equipment he always gave his time to help us out . Fly high my dear friend . May god pour his grace over all the people who love you .
My heart goes out to the entire family. In working with Bob for several years I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed visiting with him and all his stories, and there were many! Marla he thought the world of you, along with Dirk and the grand kids. Bob is a huge loss in the world and he will be missed by so many. You all have my condolences
A truly good man with a heart of gold. So very sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you.
I am so sorry to find this out. My deepest sorrows.