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Franklin D. Raker, 94, of 107 Chestnut St., Mifflinburg since 1964, entered into rest at 7:10 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 11, 2018, at the Manor at Penn Village, Selinsgrove, where he had been a resident since October.
He was born July 25, 1923, in Middleburg, a son of the late Ralph R. and Maude B. (Kuhns) Raker. On Nov. 3, 1941, in Millmont, he married the former Helen A. Catherman who survives. They celebrated 76 years together.

Franklin served in the Army during World War II from April 3, 1944 until his honorable discharge Feb. 6, 1946.
He was employed for many years as a supervisor at American Home Foods, Milton, until he retired in 1985.
Franklin was a lifetime member of the Buffalo Valley Sportsmen's Club, Mifflinburg.

Surviving in addition to his wife of 76 years, are four daughters and three sons-in-law, Evelyn and Donald Miller, of Mifflinburg, Elizabeth Betz, of Mifflinburg, Carol Ann and Robert Shively, of Indiana, Pa., and Mary and Ed Martin, of Millheim; two sons, Daniel Raker and Clarence Raker, both of Mifflinburg; 14 grandchildren; and 25 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by three sisters, Edna Bridge, Pauline Solomon, and Florence Feese; and one brother, Raymond Raker.

Funeral services will be private.

Funeral arrangements are by Roupp Funeral Home Inc., 8594 Old Turnpike Road, Mifflinburg.

Leave your condolences online at www.rouppfuneralhome.com.
Published on January 13, 2018
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