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Michael Robert Raker

August 29, 1951 — February 7, 2021

With a heavy heart, we announce the passing Michael Robert Raker, born in Scotland, South Dakota, on August 29th, 1951. He passed late Sunday night, February 7, 2021 following his courageous battle with leukemia.

He grew up on a farm here in Scotland, South Dakota with his parents, Vada Sunderman and Herbert Raker; in addition to his siblings; Neta, Cindy, Nancy, and Mark. Graduating Scotland High School in 1969, he played football and wrestled. After graduating, he pursued a mathematics degree at NAU, but ultimately chose to begin driving trucks for Verlyn Fuerst.

In 1979, at the age of 28, he married Judy Jenkins. They had three children, Heather, Heidi, and Robert. He began his own trucking company, Raker Trucking, happily retiring in 2017. He was a member of the rodeo club and the Scotland VFW Auxiliary.
Throughout his life, Mike was a family man. He coached for Robert’s little league team, loved hosting family gatherings, and even went to South Korea to visit his children while they were living there. An avid sports fan, Mike never missed a Yankee’s game, but also greatly enjoyed the Packers.

He was preceded in death by Judy Raker and his parents Vada and Herbert Raker.

He is survived by his loving family, including his children Heather Jenkins and Kyong Min Kim, Heidi Jenkins and Gabriel Hobart and Robert Raker; significant other Joyce Hamberger; siblings Neta and Turk Peterka, Cindy and Robert Kvick, Nancy and Jeff King and Mark and Ginger Raker; grandchildren Savannah Jenkins and Leah Kim and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Visitation

Friday, February 12, 2021

5:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Goglin Funeral Home, Scotland

410 Poplar St, Scotland, SD 57059

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Funeral Service

Saturday, February 13, 2021

Starts at 10:30 am (Central time)

St. Paul's Lutheran Church

940 1st St, Scotland, SD 57059

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