“ I'm here for a good time not a long time.”
Daniel Wayne Drake
March 29,1989--Sept 25, 2019
On the morning of September 25, 2019 Daniel left us to fish and hunt on another plain.
Daniel was born in Hailey, Idaho on March 29, 1989 to Kelly and Tonja Drake, joining his brother - Charles at home and completing their family.
Daniel always enjoyed being outdoors, at the age of 3 years he was fishing, baiting, casting, reeling and removing his own fish. He didn't care if it was stream, river or reservoir as long as he was out, and if camping was involved even better. By 5 years Daniel was trying to follow his dad up the mountains for hunting, so needless to say when he was finally old enough to hunt life's adventures became even more grand bagging a buck his first year out. It didn't matter what he was doing - picking asparagus, hunting for the elusive morel mushroom or searching for rocks, gemstones or gold if it was outside, he was ready to go. Daniel discovered a new love this spring - sturgeon fishing or as he referred to it “dino hunting”. He and Logan would leave after work Fridays and wouldn't be seen again until Monday morning giving him enough time to brief us on the numbers and show off some beautiful fish photos and then it was time to start the preparation for the next weekend that had been planned on the ride home.
Daniel's love for the outdoors extended to his employment which was really no surprise. For the past several years he assisted Richard Olsen with day to day operation of “Idaho Wild European Pig Hunting Preserve” as well as assisting with the Idaho Bird Museum of Natural History and Mammoth Cave north of Shoshone.
Daniel was preceded in death by his grandparents - Richard and Sally Drake; his grandfather - Marion Ruhter and his uncle - Douglas Drake.
He is survived by: his parents - Kelly and Tonja Drake of Shoshone; brother - Charles Drake of Shoshone; grandmother - Sharyn Ruhter Poggi of Twin Falls; uncle and aunt - Mike and Danielle Drake of Cascade; aunt - Kristie Ruhter of Twin Falls; uncle - Bryan Ruhter of Fairfield; as well as numerous great aunts, uncles and cousins in Idaho, Montana, Vermont and Washington
Daniel keep the line tight and your aim true till we meet again.
Cremation arrangements are under the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service – Shoshone Chapel.
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