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Frank V. Rakela

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9/28/1922 - 2/8/2015

Frank Rakela passed away on February 8, 2015 at the age of 92. He was born in Sacramento and raised in Marysville.

During WWII, he served in the Air Force as a Flight Instructor at the Merced Army Air Field and as a B-24 pilot in the Tenth Army Air Force. After graduating from UC Berkeley, he worked for 40 years for the California Division of Highways. He was also an ardent tennis player.

He is survived by his wife, Virginia; five children, three step-children, and five grandchildren. He will be greatly missed as he was truly an honorable man and wonderful father.

His Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at Fremont Presbyterian Church in Sacramento on Sunday, February 15, 2015, at 3:00 pm.

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Published in Appeal Democrat from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2015
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