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Willard C. "Kid" Raker

May 7, 1928 — December 27, 2022


Willard C. "Kid" Raker, 94, of Mifflinburg entered into rest on Tuesday, December 27, 2022 at Evangelical Community Hospital.

Born on May 7, 1928 in Mifflinburg, a son of the late Willard C. Raker, Sr and Mary (Embick) Raker. On May 12, 1949, he married the former Marietta Jean Steese, who preceded him in death on January 6, 2013.

Kid honorably served his nation in the US Navy during World War II.

He worked as a plumber at Ritz-Craft Homes, Mifflinburg. Earlier in life, he worked at Philco-Ford, and Zenith in Watsontown.

Kid was a life member of Mifflinburg Church of the Nazarene, life member of Mifflinburg Hose Company, charter member of Trout Unlimited, Raymond Winter Chapter, member of the Buffalo Valley Sportsman Association, and a member of the Union Beagle Club.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman, and he enjoyed tinkering with building model airplanes.

Surviving is one daughter, Lucy Cline of Mifflinburg; one son and daughter-in-law, Mark and Angie Raker of Mifflinburg; four grandchildren, Amy Showers and her husband, Parker, Brooke Raker, Katie Raker, John Raker and his wife Evelyn; three great granddaughters, Teagan and Rowan Showers, and Raelynn Raker.

He was preceded in death by half brothers, Chester Raker, Merrill Embick, and Donald Schroyer, and three sisters, Hazel Strassner, Helen Loudenslager, and Jackie Zimmerman.

Family and friends are invited to the viewing from to 5 to 7 pm on Sunday, January 1, 2023 at Adamo Funeral Home, 16 Walnut Street, Mifflinburg, and from 10:30 to 11 am on Monday, January 2, 2023 at the Mifflinburg Church of the Nazarene, 12 E. Market Street, Mifflinburg, where the funeral will be held at 11 with Pastor Wayne S. Krell officiating.

Interment with full military honors accorded by veterans of the Mifflinburg American Legion, Post 410 and Mifflinburg VFW, Post 1964 will be in Mifflinburg Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Willard's memory may be sent to Mifflinburg Church of the Nazarene, 12 E. Market Street, Mifflinburg.

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Funeral arrangements are by Dominick T. Adamo Funerals · Cremations · Monuments, 16 Walnut Street, Mifflinburg.
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