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Goglin Funeral Home, Scotland
Monday February 11th, 2013
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Herbert Henry Raker

Rev. David W. Ellis
Organist ~ Harriet Schaefer
"Sleep, Soldier Boy" ~ Patty Diede
Congregational Hymns
"Amazing Grace"
"What a Friend We Have in Jesus"
"How Great Thou Art"
Herb’s Grandchildren
Herbert Henry Raker was born on Wednesday, May 11, 1921 at home in Plum, South Dakota to Gottlieb and Margaret (Poppe) Raker. At six years of age Herb entered the Beloit Orphanage School near Canton, South Dakota and stayed through the 8th grade. After that, he moved to Scotland South Dakota where he worked various jobs until entering the Army Air Force at age twenty. He served in the South Pacific during World War II and his unit was awarded two Presidential Unit Citations, and six Campaign Citations. Herb was honorably discharged in October of 1945, at which time he moved back to Scotland where he farmed and worked for Scotland Transfer. On August 28, 1949, Herb was united in marriage to Vada Sunderman, and together they raised five children.
Herb lived a full and happy life. Herb was unavailable to friends and family between the hours of 10am to 11am, as he dedicated his time to Bob Barker and the Price is Right. He will be remembered for his humor, love for gardening and the St, Louis Cardinals, and participation in the VFW. Herb was a great inspiration for his children and grandchildren for his hard work and dedication to family. He will be forever in our hearts and will never be forgotten. Herb passed away on Saturday, February 9, 2013 at the Royal C. Johnson Memorial Veteran’s Hospital in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, having attained the age of 91 years, 8 months and 28 days.
He is survived by his wife Vada; his children: Neta (Turk) Peterka of Scotland, Mike Raker of Scotland, Cindy (Robert) Kvick of Sacramento California, Nancy (Jeff King) Ramsey of Riverside, Iowa, and Mark Raker (and friend Jinjer) of Scotland; ten grandchildren: Justin, Robert, Heidi, Heather, Niki, Erin, Kyle, Chelsea, Lindsey, Paige; a great-granddaughter, Savanna; a sister, Edith Anderson, and half-brothers Milo and Glen Hanson.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Gottlieb Raker and Margaret Raker Hanson; two brothers: his twin, Robert, and Donald; and three sisters: Ruth, Ethel, and Verna.

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Vada & Family our sympathy to you all. David tells about how he, Herb & Elroy went to a sale by Platte and got half way home and forgot to loadup what they bought. Great memoriew. He will be missed.

David and Bunny Eberhardt Feb 13 2013 8:30 AM

My deepest sympathy....thoughts and prayers to you all.

Bob Kubal Feb 12 2013 6:44 PM

To my great Neighbors for many years. Our prayers go out to you. Herb was always kind to me and fun to be around. I always felt comfortable when I was in your home. Jon and Deb

Jon J. Cvrk Feb 12 2013 8:20 AM

Vada to you and your family my deepest sympathy. So sorry for your loss. Vada hope to get together sometime. Think of you often.

Norma Oien Feb 11 2013 7:41 PM

Dear Vada and Family, So sorry to hear of Herb's death. My thoughts are with you.

Caryl (Hebbert) Abbott Feb 11 2013 3:33 PM

Our sincere sympathy to each of you during this sad time.

Frank & Faye Burke Feb 11 2013 2:21 PM

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Vada and the entire Raker Family. I always have fond memories of Herb with the VFW and the baseball years.....he was always involved with the teeners, legion and town team. He will be missed! God Bless you all at this difficult time!

Sue and Tim Asche Feb 11 2013 1:39 PM

We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you and your family.

Norma & Rich Luebbert Feb 11 2013 1:32 PM

Sorry to read of Herb's passing. He and Vada raised a great family. He was one of the "Good Guy's".

Ruth & Dale Jenner Feb 11 2013 7:47 AM

Our deepest sympathy to all of the Raker family at this time.--Marvin and Ferne Baltzer, Scotland, SD

Marvin & Ferne Baltzer Feb 11 2013 7:32 AM

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