Wallace Herman Raecke


June 21, 1923 - January 12, 2012


Wallace Herman Raecke was born June 21, 1923 to William and Mary (Nystrom) Raecke at Ferney, SD. He attended grade school in Ferney and graduated from Groton High School in 1941. He attended South Dakota State University until he was called home to the family farm due to his father’s health. On June 9, 1948 he married Lorraine Ries. In 1951 they moved to a farm in Aurora County where they raised their family until his recent failing health. He enjoyed being a life long farmer and was awarded for his conservation efforts. He was proud of his family and especially enjoyed his grandchildren.

Grateful for sharing his life are his wife, Lorraine of 63 years, sons: Alan of Plankinton; Brian (Kathy) of Pierre; daughter, Karen (Sheldon) Clark of West Dundee, IL; five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, one great-grandson, sister, Laverne (Maurice) Webb of Aberdeen and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters Helen and Lorraine M. Raecke.


Monday, January 16, 2012
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Bittner Funeral Chapel
Scripture Service ~ 7:00 PM
805 West Havens
Mitchell, South Dakota


Tuesday, January 17, 2012
10:30 AM
Holy Spirit Catholic Church
1401 West Cedar
Mitchell, South Dakota


Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, South Dakota

Posted by Eleanore Nystrom, Silver Bay, Mn. on March 4, 2013
I am searching for information on my husbands father, Elmer Leonard Nystrom. I believe Mary Raecke was my husbands aunt. Any information anyone can give me I would appreciate.
Thank you.
Posted by Fr. Tom Heck on January 16, 2012
My prayers are with you and for Wallace. God bless!
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