Mrs. Rakers was a nurse assistant and retired from St. Elizabeth’s Hospital after 28 years of service. She was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Helen loved quilting, baking, and bowling.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 54 years, Ralph Rakers, whom she married on October 30, 1952, and who died on April 22, 2007; her parents, Henry and Mathilda, nee Lange, Kramper, three brothers, Andrew Kramper, Leo Kramper, and Maurice Kramper; a sister-in-law, Marion Kramper; and a brother-in-law, Melvin Luebbers.
She is survived by her children, David (Leslie) Rakers of Belleville, IL, Janice (Charlie) May of Fairview Heights, IL, Michael (Diane) Rakers of New Baden, IL, and Amy (Phil) Fogle of Anacortes, WA; 14 grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Clara Luebbers and Loretta (Raymond) Wennmann; and two sisters-in-law, LaVerne Kramper and Carol Kramper.
Memorials may be made to St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Sunday, April 3, 2022, and from 9 to 9:45 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL
Funeral: A funeral procession will leave at 9:45 a.m. Monday, April 4, 2022, from George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, for a 10 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial at St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.
Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.