Funeral services will be held July 20, at 11 a.m. at Pondera Valley Lutheran Church. Burial to follow in Hillside Cemetery. Pondera Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Survivors include his wife, Diane Rakes; daughter Brittany Ann Rakes of St. Cloud, Minn.; son, Bryan Michael Rakes of St. Cloud, Minn.; step-daughters, Jessica Tressel of Arkansas, Jamie Rangitsch, Jerae Rangitsch and Carolann Mittelstaed all of North Dakota and E’lisa Mittelstaed of Montana; sisters, Mellisa Rakes of Montana and Pearl Hicks of West Virginia; brothers, Herb Rakes and Pearly Rakes, Jr. both of West Virginia and Mitchum Rakes of Montana; one granddaughter and six step-grandchildren.