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Helen J. Raker


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Helen J. Raker

Helen Raker, Sioux Falls, SD, did January 9, 2017, in SIoux Falls. She was 95.

Helen J. Raker was born October 29, 1921 to Emma and Joe Haverberg in Centerville, S.D. She was second oldest of their six daughters. Helen attended Centerville Public Schools and in 1939 graduated from Centerville High School. She sang, played piano and bassoon. After high school she became a licensed beautician. About this time Helen met, and fell in love with and married Donald B. Raker of Brookings, SD. The couple made their homes in Brookings, Mitchell and Sioux Falls.

Helen was known as a great homemaker, and fantastic cook and a loving mother. Beginning in the late 60s Helen worked in various jobs at Norwest Bank and retired in the late 80s. Helen's husband, Don, preceded her in death in 2000. She is survived by her sister, Margaret Godsk; sons, Robert (and wife, Karen) and James; grandchildren, Andrea Raker, Gretchen Black and Joel Raker; and great-grandsons, Drew, Colton and Greyson Black, and Mason and Axel Raker.

Funeral Services will be held 1:00pm Monday, January 16, 2017, at Miller Funeral Home, 507 S. Main Avenue. Visitation will be open throughout the afternoon on Sunday at Miller Funeral Home.

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Published in The Argus Leader on Jan. 13, 2017
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