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Keith Clarence Drake, 60, of Sheyenne, ND, passed unexpectedly in the early morning hours of July 23, 2022.

Keith Clarence Drake was born on February 22, 1962 in New Rockford, ND to Linda Lou & Kenneth Clarence Drake.  Keith attended Sheyenne High School and graduated in 1980.  After graduation he attended Lake Region Community College and East Grand Forks Tech for mechanics and welding.  He worked as a mechanic in western North Dakota for a short time before moving back to Sheyenne, where he started farming.  Keith was actively farming at the time of his passing.

Keith enjoyed listening to rock music, riding Harleys, cruising four wheelers, snowmobiling and getting together with family and friends.  Keith enjoyed the companionship of many special pets over the years.  You would often find Nickers along for a ride when Keith was out digging with the old 830 Case.  Keith’s last beloved pet, Ripper, was always willing to “let’s go” and loved tagging along in the tractors, semis, four wheelers or anything else with wheels and windows.

Keith’s great nephews were the apples of his eye!  He enjoyed teaching them about farming, giving them rides on the combine and tractor and politely answered their million and one questions while doing so.

Keith is survived by his father Kenneth (KC) Drake of Sheyenne, his sister Leann Drake of West Fargo, ND, niece Carleen Terres (Jared) and great nephews Alaric, Thane and Kallum all of West Fargo, ND, aunts, uncles and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his mother Linda Lou Drake, his grandparents Clarence & Helen Drake and Thomas & Leona Gilderhus and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

A special thank you to all of Keith’s friends and all who have reached out to help the Drake family during this difficult time.

Keith’s Visitation will be Thursday, July 28, 2022 from 1:00PM – 4:00PM at Evans Funeral Home, New Rockford and will continue from 6:00PM – 7:00PM at First Lutheran Church followed by a Prayer Service at 7:00PM at First Lutheran Church in Sheyenne, ND.

Funeral Service will be held on Friday, July 29, 2022 at 10:30AM at First Lutheran Church, Sheyenne, ND.

His Burial will be at Prairie Home Cemetery, New Rockford, ND

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24 Comments

  1. I am saddened to hear of Keith’s death. Hugs to my buddy Kenny, LeAnn and family. May Keith rest in peace.

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  2. I am so sorry for the loss of Keith. He was one of the greatest people I’ve ever known and truly one of my very best friends. I pray for peace and comfort during this time. Sending my deepest condolences.

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  3. I just feel numb and still can’t believe it. We’ve been friends forever. I’m so sorry You’re in my prayers and thoughts

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  4. Keith was a very kind hearted man. He will always be missed by everyone! He would always help anyone out that needed it. I will always treasure the times we had he always treated me like his blood cousin even though we weren’t. He was more like a big brother to me than a cousin or friend. I’ll miss you alot Keith!!! R.I.P my my cousin .

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  5. My deepest sympathies to the Drake family. R. I. P. Keith, thank you for being a friend. You will be missed.

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  6. KC, Leann and family,

    Words cannot take the pain of loss away, but just know I’m thinking about all of you and sending virtual hugs and prayers for your family. Love, Rhonda

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  7. So sorry for your loss. Prayers sent.

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  8. So sorry to learn of Keith’s passing. He was a great, kind person and I was so proud to call him my friend. Sending condolences to all of Keith’s family and friends.

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  9. Our deepest sympathies to the Drake family along with all of Keith’s friends. He will truly be missed. We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers

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  10. Thoughts and prayers to the Drake family at this most difficult time. Keep memories close to your heart in the days to come! Rest in peace Keith!

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  11. Our thought and prayers are with you during this difficult time. May the Lord bless his soul. Rest in peace.

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  12. Keith’s kindness is on our minds & hearts now- we are heartbroken for his loved ones and will miss Keith.

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  13. What a great guy!! He will be missed. RIP buddy.

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  14. My condolences to the Drake family – My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time – RIP Keith

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  15. Thinking of the Drake family. Our deepest sympathies to your family.

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  16. Leann, KC and family: Such a horrible loss for your family and the community. Please know you are in my prayers. Build on the fond memories-reach out to others whenever you feel the need. Hugs and prayers to your family.

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  17. My condolences to the Drake family, I met Keith in the 80’s at Lake Region State College, he was a great guy loved his since of humor. My thoughts and prayers are with your family during this time.

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  18. We know how hard it is to recover from the sudden death of a son. Our hearts ache for you.

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  19. Our deepest sympathy to you Casey and your family. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers.

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  20. Our hearts are deeply saddened. Deepest condolences to Kenny and the Drake family. Kieth was such a great guy! I think of our time working in the shop and feeding Ripper!!! Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

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  21. My heart aches for the loss you are feeling right now. Keith was way too young to leave us all. Cherish your many memories of him. God bless you all Love Holly Christopherson

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  22. Prayers for family and friends! Was a great guy who would do anything for ya R.I.P my friend till we meet again F.A.R!

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  23. Leann and Family – so very sorry to hear of Keith’s passing, he will certainly be missed by many!! Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers and hopefully, may your incredible memories bring you comfort in the difficult time, and in time, may they bring you much joy and laughter.

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  24. My prayers have been for the family and I can not believe that
    this has happened to the family! He has been such a good neighbor
    to my brother and helper! Blessing for the family!

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