Eunice E. Rakowsky

October 11, 2019


Eunice E. Rakowsky, age 85, of Ogallala, passed away on, Friday, October 11, 2019 at the Indian Hills Manor in Ogallala.

Eunice was born November 10, 1933 to Walter and Hulda (Splittgerber) Putz in Wayne County, NE. in a small farm house. She was baptized on December 17, 1933 in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wayne County, Nebraska.

She attended local grade schools and graduated from Pilger High School in 1950 in Pilger, Ne. Eunice then attended the Lincoln Beauty Academy and graduated on June 26, 1952. She later moved to Scribner, Norfolk, and then Lincoln, where she was a beautician.

On June 20, 1954, Eunice was united in marriage to Darwin Rakowsky in Pilger, NE.

Darwin was in the Navy so they moved to Agana, Guam and the Mariana Islands where she was a beautician. In 1956 they moved back to Norfolk where she was a beautician also. In 1960 she became a full time home maker with the birth of their son, Gary.

She and Darwin lived in various communities until moving to Ogallala in 2012. She was active in St.Paul's Lutheran Church, and enjoyed camping and fishing. Eunice caught and landed a master angler walleye.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother, Vernon; and a Poodle named Fifi.

Eunice is survived by her husband; Darwin, of Ogallala; and one son, Gary, of Northglenn, Co.

Visitation will be Wednesday, October 16th 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. with family greetings friends from 4:00 to 6:00 the Draucker Funeral Home Chapel.

Funeral Services will be Thursday, October 17, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. (MT) from St. Paul's Lutheran Church with Rev. John Stubenrouch officiating. Interment will be at 2:00 p.m. (CT) in the Fort McPherson National Cemetery, near Maxwell, NE.

A memorial has been established to St. Paul's Lutheran School.

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Draucker Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

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October 16, 2019

9:00 AM to 6:00 PM
Draucker Funeral Home
700 N. Spruce Street
Ogallala, NE 69153

Funeral Service
October 17, 2019

10:00 AM
St. Paul s Lutheran Church

October 17, 2019

2:00 PM
Fort McPherson National Cemetery


St. Paul's Lutheran Church - Ogallala
312 W 3rd Street, Ogallala NE 69153
Tel: 1-308-284-2944

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