Skip to main content

Obituary: Donald G. Rake

Apr 15, 2014 11:17AM, Published by Jim, Categories: Obituary



Donald G. Rake, age 83 of Beaver Dam, passed away on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at Hillside Manor in Beaver Dam.

Don was born on November 28, 1930 in Beaver Dam to Henry and Stella (nee Lemanski) Rake. He graduated from Beaver Dam High School. After serving his country in the United States Army, he returned home to marry Betty Elitzer in Waupun. Living and working part-time on the family farm just south of Waupun, Don also worked as a corrections officer. He then worked at Silgan Container in Waupun and a member of Teamsters Local 695 for 36 years before retiring in 1996. After his retirement, he farmed part-time with his son Craig and traveled around the Midwest, enjoying life with his wife Betty.

Don is survived by his son, Craig (Barbara) Rake of Beaver Dam; his granddaughter, Tessa (Jason) Olsen of Fall River; step-grandchildren, Kim (Craig) Newton of Reeseville; Chris and Tracy Rueter of Beaver Dam; 9 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great-grandchildren; nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. 

He was preceded in death by his wife, Betty in 2003, 1 great-grandson and 2 brothers, Clarence and Marvin.

In honoring Donald’s wishes, private family services will be held.

Cornerstone Funeral & Cremation Services in Beaver Dam is honored to be serving the family. You may send private online condolences or sign the family’s guest book at www.cstonefs.com




obituary


It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

It looks like we don't have any events for this date. You can always add an event.

  • Healthy Cooking with Renee

    05/24/2017
    04:30PM

    Whether you are cooking for yourself or for your family, cooking is part of your daily routine. T...


  • TEAM Up Recognition Evening

    05/25/2017
    04:00PM — 05:30PM

    The MBA – Manufacturing Business Alliance of the Dodge County Region – is hosting an event to rec...


  • Elephant & Piggie Party

    05/27/2017
    10:00AM — 11:00AM

    Elephant and Piggie have starred in 25 books. The last one was called the Thank You Book. Join ot...


  • Noels' Angel Walk Fundraiser

    05/30/2017
    11:00AM — 07:00PM

    Collective Goods, formerly Books Are Fun, brings quality products at reduced prices as a pop-up f...


  • Comedy Night: MKE vs CHI

    06/02/2017
    08:00PM

    Brew City and the Windy City square off in this night full of laughs! See Milwaukee comedian Mike...


  • Fish 'n Fun

    06/03/2017
    08:30AM — 02:00PM

    A family fun day to introduce kids to the lifelong enjoyment to fishing. FREE lunch for the famil...


  • Purpose Workshop

    06/03/2017
    09:30AM — 11:30AM

    Research shows that people who know their purpose and can clearly articulate it can add up to sev...


  • Beaver Dam Lake Fishing Tournament

    06/04/2017
    05:00AM — 03:00PM

    Fishing Tournament with two contests in one - 1-Total weight of 5 bass 3 walleye 2-Biggest fis...


  • Purpose Workshop

    06/04/2017
    02:00PM — 04:00PM

    Research shows that people who know their purpose and can clearly articulate it can add up to sev...


  • Purpose Workshop

    06/04/2017
    06:00PM — 08:00PM

    Research shows that people who know their purpose and can clearly articulate it can add up to sev...


  • Purpose Workshop

    06/05/2017
    08:30AM — 10:30AM

    Research shows that people who know their purpose and can clearly articulate it can add up to sev...


  • The Great Beaver Paddle Festival

    06/10/2017
    09:00AM — 03:00PM

    Paddle enthusiasts are invited to come see what fun they can have on Beaver Dam Lake. We will be...


  • JSMF2017 (Jersey Street Music Festival 2017)

    06/16/2017
    06:00PM — 11:55PM

    Work has already begun on Dodge County's "Jersey Street Music Festival", held annually in Discher...


  • JSMF2017 (Jersey Street Music Festival 2017)

    06/17/2017
    06:00PM — 11:55PM

    Work has already begun on Dodge County's "Jersey Street Music Festival", held annually in Discher...


  • Churn Up Your Dairy Pride!

    06/19/2017
    05:00PM — 06:30PM

    Join Old World Wisconsin, The Hoard Historical Museum & National Dairy Shrine, and Sassy Cow Crea...



High School Sports
Weekly Recipes