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Barbara E. Rakness

October 12, 1920 January 28, 2013
Barbara E. Rakness
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Barbara (Schmidt) Rakness, age 92, of Milltown, WI, formerly of South St. Paul, MN, passed away peacefully on Monday, January 28, 2013 at the Good Samaritan Society in St. Croix Falls, WI.


She was born on October 12, 1920 to Stephan and Barbara Schmidt.


She was preceded in death by her husband, Harold; infant son; her parents; brothers, Anthony, Lawrence, Stephan; and sister, Anna. Survived by her sons, Richard (Carla) Rakness, Ronald Rakness (friend Coleen) and Harold “Punk” Rakness, Jr.; granddaughters, Christy and Courtney; step-grandchildren, Michelle (Cary), Bobby (Malissa); and step-great-grandchildren, Ella and Carson. Barbara will be missed by nieces and nephews and her many friends through her 49 years of owning Half Moon Resort. Barb was an avid sports fan, especially her Vikings and Twins.


A Mass of Christian burial will be held at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church, 507 W. Main, Balsam Lake, WI 54810 on Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. with one hour of visitation prior. Barbara’s family would like to invite you to join them for lunch following the service.


Private interment will take place at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis next to her husband, Harold at a later date.


Online condolences may be left at www.rowefh.com . Please return to this website for updated information or call Bruce Rowe at 715-472-2444.


Rowe Funeral Home of Luck has been entrusted with funeral arrangements.

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