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Twilla M. Rakow

May 23, 1924 February 13, 2019
Twilla M.  Rakow
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Obituary for Twilla M. Rakow

Twilla M. Rakow, age 94 of Shullsburg, WI passed away Wednesday, February 13, 2019 at Edenbrook Nursing Home in Platteville, WI. She was born May 23, 1924 in Mineral Point, WI the daughter of Guy and Ethel (Cannon) Canon. Twilla attended Mineral Point High School in Mineral Point, WI. She was united in marriage to John E. Rakow on November 22, 1941 in Dubuque, IA. Twilla lived in the Darlington and Shullsburg areas most of her life.

Twilla is survived by her daughters: Eleanor Blaine and Sandra Hittenmiller both of Shullsburg; a daughter-in-law: Linda Rakow of Cuba City, WI; one brother: Duane Canon of AZ, and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband John; two sons: Ernest Leon Rakow in 1948 and Johnny Rakow; one daughter: Shirley (Lee) Clark; two sisters: Eleanor Peebles and Loretta Mau; a brother: Merlin (Marlene) Canon; two sons-in-law: John Blaine and Gary Hittenmiller; and a sister-in-law: Lucile Canon.

Twilla was a member of Shullsburg American Legion Auxiliary Post #105. She enjoyed crocheting and her flower gardens. Twilla cherished the time she spent with her family, especially her grandchildren and great-grandchildren creating memories that will last them a lifetime. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends.

A funeral service will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019 at 11:00 A.M. at Erickson Funeral Home (235 N. Judgement St, Shullsburg) with Rev. Nick J. McElrath of First Baptist Church in Darlington, WI officiating. Burial will be in Avoca Cemetery in Avoca, WI. A visitation will be held Saturday, February 16, 2019 from 9:00 A.M. until the time of services at the funeral home. Online condolences may be expressed to the family atwww.ericksonfuneralhome.com.

For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in Twilla’s name.

The family would like to give special thanks to St. Croix Hospice of Platteville and Willow Valley in Shullsburg for the special care they gave to Twilla.


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Visitation

Saturday

16

Feb

9:00 AM 2/16/2019 9:00:00 AM - 10:45 AM 2/16/2019 10:45:00 AM
Erickson Funeral Home, Shullsburg

235 North Judgment Street
Shullsburg, WI 53586

Erickson Funeral Home, Shullsburg
235 North Judgment Street Shullsburg 53586 WI
United States

Service

Saturday

16

Feb

11:00 AM 2/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
Erickson Funeral Home, Shullsburg

235 North Judgment Street
Shullsburg, WI 53586

Erickson Funeral Home, Shullsburg
235 North Judgment Street Shullsburg 53586 WI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Avoca Cemetery Final Resting Place

Acoca WI
Avoca, WI 53506

Acoca WI Avoca 53506 WI
United States

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