Wallace D. Raker

Wallace D. Raker

Loving Husband, Father, and Grandfather-KB7NOA

Wallace D. "Wally" Raker, was born in Coutts, Alberta, Canada, on March 31, 1925, to Pearl Moerke and Michael Raker. He moved with his family to the United States shortly thereafter and grew up in the Northwest. He served his country in Europe during World War II, as a communications specialist in Patton's 3rd Army, 689th field Artillery, eventually stationed in Germany. He became a naturalized American citizen. He graduated from the Oregon Technical Institute, class of 1950, with a degree in communications. Wally met Jutta Hne in Vernal, Utah, where they married on November 7, 1953, and together they raised five children. He was an avid outdoor sportsmen and enjoyed a long career working in communications for the Oregon State Department of Forestry, retiring in 1989. He was also an active and faithful member of Sacred Heart Parish for many years. Wallace passed away peacefully at home on August 23, 2007 surrounded by his family.

Surviving Wally is his wife of 54 years, Jutta; his children, daughters Angela Rosengard, and Monica Walvoord (Terry), sons, Michael Raker, Kent Raker, and Daniel Raker (Teri); and grandchildren, Kassandra Rosengard, Amanda Raker, Erica Walvoord, and Ryan, Donald, and Emily Raker.

A funeral mass for Wally was celebrated on Monday, August 27, 2007 at 10:00 a.m., at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 10th and South Oakdale, Medford, with interment immediately following at Siskiyou Memorial Park, Medford. In lieu of flowers, a donation in Wally's name is requested to support Alzheimer's research and care.

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