Obituaries » Dr. Joseph W Hake

May 29, 1946 - April 12, 2019

Funeral Service Date
April 29, 2019
Funeral Service Time
10:00 am

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Dr. Joseph W. Hake, 72, of Clear Lake, Indiana died April 12, 2019, at his home. Born May 29, 1946, in Fort Wayne, Indiana, Joseph was the son of the late Joseph H. Hake and Rose (Schenkel) Hake. He attended Most Precious Blood Grade School and Brunnerdale Seminary High School. He graduated from St. Joseph’s College in Rensselaer and Loyola University School of Dentistry. Joseph was the founding owner of the Huntington Dental Group where he retired after 44 years. He served as a Navy lieutenant and was president of Parris Island, SC Dental Society. Joseph was a Rotary member for many years. He served as past president of Rotary Club #300, past president of the Huntington County Chamber of Commerce and past president of the Isaac Knapp District Dental Society. He was a founding member of the North East Regional Dental Society (NERDS) and was also a member of the American Legion of Fremont and the Clear Lake Yacht Club. He loved his family dearly, life at Clear Lake, spending time with his grandchildren, many fishing trips to Black Birch, playing tennis and golf, and his booth at Nick’s Kitchen. Joseph is survived by daughters, Michelle Hake (Mark) Clark and Lanah Hake (Fernando) Tarango; son, Nathan Hake; stepdaughter, Betsy (Jim) Till; stepsons, Christopher (Laura) Klerner, Charles (Delonna) Klerner and Patrick (Kathleen) Klerner; grandchildren, Evan Klerner, Henry Till, Joshua and Samantha Klerner, Emma and George Clark, Sol and Hake Tarango; brothers, Edward Hake, James (Carol) Hake, John (Tammi) Hake and Timothy (Karen) Hake. Joseph was preceded in death by his wife of 34 years, Sally (Aurentz) Hake. A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:00am, Monday, April 29, 2019 at Most Precious Blood Church with calling one hour prior. Visitation will be held Sunday April 28, 2019 from 2:00pm to 6:00pm at Divine Mercy Funeral Home, 3500 Lake Ave., Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Catholic Cemetery, Fort Wayne. Memorial contributions may be made to the following: The Rotary Foundation, Most Precious Blood Catholic Church or St. Paul’s Chapel of Clear Lake, Indiana. To sign the online guest book, go to

Visitation Information:

Divine Mercy Funeral Home

Phone: 260-426-2044

Address: 3500 Lake Avenue Fort Wayne Indiana, 46805

Visitation Date

April 28, 2019

Visitation Time

02:00 pm – 06:00 pm

Funeral Service Information:

Most Precious Blood Catholic Church

Phone: 260-424-5535

Address: 1515 Barthold St Fort Wayne IN, 46808

Service Date: April 28, 2019

Service Time: 2:00 pm

Service Notes: calling one hour prior at church

Funeral Service Date

April 29, 2019

Funeral Service Time

10:00 am

Additional Info

calling one hour prior at church

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