Wallace Herman Raecke was born June 21, 1923 to William and Mary (Nystrom) Raecke at Ferney, SD. He attended grade school in Ferney and graduated from Groton High School in 1941. He attended South Dakota State University until he was called home to the family farm due to his father’s health. On June 9, 1948 he married Lorraine Ries. In 1951 they moved to a farm in Aurora County where they raised their family until his recent failing health. He enjoyed being a life long farmer and was awarded for his conservation efforts. He was proud of his family and especially enjoyed his grandchildren.
Grateful for sharing his life are his wife, Lorraine of 63 years, sons: Alan of Plankinton; Brian (Kathy) of Pierre; daughter, Karen (Sheldon) Clark of West Dundee, IL; five grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, one great-grandson, sister, Laverne (Maurice) Webb of Aberdeen and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters Helen and Lorraine M. Raecke.