Obit: Raeck, Harlan (1922 - 1960)


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Surnames: Raeck, Berkachek, Reuther, Fanslaw


----Source: OWEN ENTERPRISE (Owen, Clark County, Wis.) 06/16/1960


Raeck, Harlan (15 MAR 1922 - 10 JUN 1960)


Harlan Raeck, 38, route 1, Owen (Clark Co., Wis.), drowned in Stone Lake in western Oneida County Friday night when a boat overturned as he was trying to attach an outboard motor.


Raeck and his 12-year-old son, Arthur, who was rowing the boat away from shore toward deeper water, were tossed from the craft as it capsized.  The youth was able to swim to shore.  He said his father came to the surface once, and then disappeared.  Raeck’s body was recovered early Saturday.


Funeral services were conducted Tuesday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock at the Loyal Methodist Church.  The Rev. Alfred Attwooti officiated and burial was made in the Loyal Cemetery.


Harlan Raeck was born in the town of Green Grove on March 15, 1922.  He received his education in the Elmwood School.  His marriage to Rose Fanslaw took place on Dec. 27, 1941 in Manitowoc.  They have lived on their present farm all of their married life.


Surviving are his wife, one son, Arthur, at home; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Fred Raeck, route 1, Unity; two sisters, Mrs. Ben (Ida) Berkachek, Hamel, Minn., and Mrs. Walter (Anna) Reuther, Manitowoc.




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