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Howard Schake, 71

A funeral service for Howard Schake of Loman, MN, will be held on Saturday, May 1, at the Birchdale Congregational Church, at 2:00 p.m.  Visitation will be held on Saturday for one hour prior to the service.
Howard was born on July 17, 1938 in Isanti, MN.  He moved with his mother at a young age to the Border area, where  she met and married Laverne Blake.  He attended Border School and later the Indus High School where he graduated.  
On September 27th 1958, Howard married Janet Radke and moved to the Loman area in 1964. They were married for thirty-eight years and had four children whom they raised in Loman.
Howard enjoyed farming, he logged with his dad, Laverne Blake, worked at Boise Cascade for 26 years and then became an over the road trucker until his retirement.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening, and watching the Minnesota Twins.  He also loved yodeling.  He was a member of the Birchdale Congregational Church.
Howard Schake passed away on Tuesday, April 27 at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks, ND.  He was 71 years old.
He is survived by his children: Carolyn (Bruce) Graves of International Falls, MN, Stephanie (Warren) Wilson of Bemidji, MN, Holly (Chuck) Wilson of Cando, ND, and Jeffery (fiancé Samantha) of Grand Forks, ND; grandchildren, Jarod and Jason Graves, Bobbi (Chris) Penner, Brandon, Chas (fiancé Brittnee), Cassidi, and Tayler Wilson, Crystal (Erick) Eversvick, Heather Schake, Joshua (fiancé Michelle) Schake, and Tiana Schake.  He is also survived by five great-grandchildren, aunt and uncle, Arlo & Lucille Peterson, cousin, Diane (Tom) Beck, and many friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Laverne & Clara Blake.
Helgeson Funeral Chapel of Baudette is entrusted with the arrangements.

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