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Roger Donald Ratekin

February 26, 1950 May 6, 2019
Roger Donald Ratekin
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Obituary for Roger Donald Ratekin

RATEKIN, Roger Donald, age 69, of Berkley, Michigan, passed away at his home on Monday, May 6, 2019. He was born Sunday, February 26, 1950, in Ames, Iowa to Donald and Anna Ailee (Campell) Ratekin. The family moved to Allegan, Michigan, where Roger graduated from Allegan High School. He then graduated Ferris State University where he was named Man of the Year in 1972. Work brought him to Royal Oak, MI where he met and married his loving and caring wife April (Koss) Ratekin on February 25, 1978.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years April (Koss) Ratekin and their children Robert (Julie) Ratekin and Amanda (Jacob) Sullivan. He was the proud grandfather of Conor Sullivan and Davis Ratekin. He is also survived by his brother Bruce Ratekin, sister Jane Stephens and brothers-in-law Robert (Karen) Koss and Thomas Kowalski as well as many nieces, nephews and a multitude of friends. He was predeceased by his sister-in-law Karen (Koss) Kowalski and his brother-in-law Gregory Stephens.

Memorial visitation will be Sunday, May 19, 2019, from 1 pm until the 3 pm Memorial Service at the Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home, 2125 – 12 Mile Road, Berkley (two blocks west of Woodard).

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions suggested to Ferris State University College of Business; The Ferris Foundation, 420 Oak Street, PRK 101, Big Rapids, MI 49307


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Visitation

Sunday

19

May

1:00 PM 5/19/2019 1:00:00 PM - 3:00 PM 5/19/2019 3:00:00 PM
Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2125 Twelve Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072

Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2125 Twelve Mile Road Berkley 48072 MI
United States

Service

Sunday

19

May

3:00 PM 5/19/2019 3:00:00 PM
Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home & Cremation Services

2125 Twelve Mile Road
Berkley, MI 48072

Memorial Service

Sawyer-Fuller Funeral Home & Cremation Services
2125 Twelve Mile Road Berkley 48072 MI
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Roseland Park Cemetery Final Resting Place

29001 Woodward Avenue
Berkley, MI 48072

29001 Woodward Avenue Berkley 48072 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

Ferris State University College of Business

Advancement Services
PRK 101, 420 Oak Street
Big Rapids, MI 49307
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