Drake Zachary Janz


Drake Zachary Janz, 13-month-old son of Samantha “Sam” and Zach Janz died unexpectedly, Sunday, July 31st at Essentia St. Mary’s with his family by his side. Drake was born June 26, 2021, in Duluth.

Besides his parents, Sam and Zach, Drake is survived by his grandparents, Steve and Kari Janz and Steve and Sharon Lafontaine; great grandmother, Joan Lafontaine; aunts and uncles, Natalie and Jon Beckstrand, Brittani and Nick Rosenberg and Katie (Ben) Lafontaine and many loving cousins.

Visitation will be at Dougherty Funeral Home Tuesday, August 9th, 5-7pm.

Services will be at Peace In Christ Lutheran Church Wednesday, August 10th, at 11am with lunch to follow.

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Memorials are preferred and may be directed to the family for Drake’s medical expenses, c/o Dougherty Funeral Home, 600 E 2nd St. Duluth, MN 55805, (218) 727-3555. Please visit for a full obituary.

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