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Lorraine W. Rakowski

April 16, 1928 ~ May 19, 2020 (age 92)


Lorraine W. Rakowski, nee, Yakubiak, age 92, of Belleville, IL, born on April 16, 1928 in Venice, IL, died on Tuesday, May 19, 2020 at Four Fountains Convalescent Center, Belleville, IL.

Lorraine was a retired office clerk for National City Stockyards Bank. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Raymond Rakowski; her parents, William and Mary Yakubiak, nee, Garbeik; and her sisters, Lottie Wenc, Gertrude Rutkowski and Leona Toothill.

She is survived by her children, Raymond (Elizabeth) Rakowski, Jr., of Belleville, IL, William (Nany) Rakowski of Belleville, IL and Carol (Bill) Dixon of Belleville, IL; her grandchildren, Bill (Irene) Dixon, Diney Rakowski, Zachary Rakowski, Melissa (Chad) Hart and Lindsey Rakowski (fiance, Brian); her great-grandchildren, Troy Hart and Dylan Rakowski; her sister, Victoria McQuay of Madison, IL; her sister-in-law, Dorothy Rakowski of St. Louis, MO; and her good friend, Shelley Miller. Lorraine is also survived by many loving nieces, nephews, and cousins.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred to the American Heart Association.

No visitation will be held.

Private graveside service will be held at St. Adalbert Cemetery, Fairview Heights, IL.


Charitable donations may be made to:

Cure Alzheimer's Fund



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