Patrick Gerald Laake

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Patrick Gerald Laake, 72, of Houston, Texas, passed away suddenly on Thursday, February 13, 2014.
 
Born on February 26, 1941, he was raised in Cuero, Texas to parents, W.A. and Gladys Laake (deceased), and his brothers, William “Bill” Laake (deceased) and Jim Laake.
 
Patrick graduated from Cuero High School in 1959. During this time, he met Catherine L Schneider of Yorktown, Texas, and they married on November 24, 1962. Patrick and Cathy Laake just recently celebrated 51 years together.
 
He was an all-around sportsman, and participated in all of them: football, basketball, baseball, golf, tennis. 
Pat was always modest and always put his wife, children and grandchildren first. Later on in life, Patrick enjoyed playing pool, and he played on various teams over the years. And he enjoyed karaoke nights with all of his friends and family and supported so many that would step up to the microphone.
 
Patrick is survived by his wife, Cathy Laake; his two daughters, Karyn “Kim” Laake and Rebecca “Becky” Lynn McKeehan; along with 9 grandchildren: Kathryn Alexis Sorrells, Lauryn Elizabeth Sorrells, Camryn Leigh Sorrells, Lauryn Faith McKeehan, Brianna Lynn McKeehan, Gaige Lawrence McKeehan, Calleigh Ann McKeehan, Levi Rhys McKeehan and Lexi Grace McKeehan.
 
There will be a “Celebration of Life” benefit and fundraiser at Bar Sports (The First Annual BS "Pat Laake" Chilli Cookoff/Food Bank Drive) held in his honor for everyone to attend on February 22 at 14440 Hempstead Road, Houston, Texas 77040 beginning at 1 p.m. Please feel free to reach out on facebook for condolences and please share your favorite “Pat Laake” story. Please make your donations on Saturday at the benefit in lieu of any flowers.
 
Also, there will be a “Celebration of Life” for him on March 1 from 5-8 at the Wild Turkey in Cuero. All are welcome to stay after for a special dance by I69 that will be dedicated to him. 
 
Additionally, there will be a “Crawfish Boil and Poker Tournament” benefit for Pat Laake on Sunday, March 2 at The Hot Dog Shop beginning at 3pm. Address is 6405 Brittmoore Rd #16 Houston, Texas.
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