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Melvin Dale Rackow

March 31, 1931 December 5, 2018
Melvin  Dale Rackow
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Obituary for Melvin Dale Rackow

Melvin Dale Rackow, 87, of Freeport, died Wednesday, December 5, 2018 at Presence St. Joseph Home. Melvin was born March 31, 1931 in Stephenson County, the son of Lester and Edna (Kortman) Rackow. He married Vanette L. Myers on September 25, 1949. Melvin farmed the Orangeville area for 60 years. He was a member of Our Redeemer Lutheran Church.

Surviving are his wife, Vanette L. Rackow of Freeport; daughter, Julie (Terry) Moss of Freeport; sister, Violet Witt of Freeport; brothers, Leowen (Joyce) Rackow of Lena and Eldon Rackow of Orangeville; grandchildren, Andrea (Jason) Elgin of Monroe, Wisconsin, and their children, Kaitlyn, Jadyn, Alexis and Eli; Kelly (Jamie) Campbell of Pearl City, and their children, Skylar, Kylie, Morgan, and Carson; and Michael (Lori) Moss of Denver, Iowa, and their children, Braedyn, Jaxson, Asher, and twins, Adley, and Ethan

Melvin was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Leo.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Monday December 10, 2018 at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church. Rev. Dr. Dean Pittelko will officiate. Visitation 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday December 9, 2018 at Burke Tubbs Funeral Home. There will also be a visitation Monday 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at Our Redeemer. Burial will be in Grandview Cemetery. Following the committal there with be a luncheon at Our Redeemer Church that all friends and family are invited to attend. A memorial has been established for Our Redeemer Church in Melvin’s memory. Please sign his guestbook and share a memory at www.burketubbs.com


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Service

Monday

10

Dec

10:30 AM 12/10/2018 10:30:00 AM - 11:15 AM 12/10/2018 11:15:00 AM
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church

1320 South Blackhawk Ave.
Freeport , Illinois 61032

Visitation 3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. Sunday December 9, 2018 at Burke Tubbs Funeral Home. There will also be a visitation Monday 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at Our Redeemer.

Our Redeemer Lutheran Church
1320 South Blackhawk Ave. Freeport 61032 Illinois
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Grandview Cemetery Final Resting Place

2436 Il Route 26 North
Freeport, IL 61032

2436 Il Route 26 North Freeport 61032 IL
United States
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