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Susan Raak

January 16, 1923 - February 17, 2020
Holland, MI



Monday, February 24, 2020
6:00 PM to 8:00 PM EST
Dykstra Funeral Homes
Downtown Holland Chapel
29 East Ninth Street
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 392-2348
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Tuesday, February 25, 2020
11:00 AM EST
First Reformed Church
630 State Street
Holland, MI 49423

Life Story / Obituary


Susan S. Raak, age 97, of Holland died Monday, February 17, 2020 at Holland Hospital.

Sue and her husband Ken owned and operated Dairy Maid Milk Depot on the northside of Holland for many years. She enjoyed family and was often the spark plug for getting family together for dinner and sometimes Bunco. She enjoyed getting together with friends for coffee or a game of cards and enjoyed water aerobics at Evergreen commons with her friends. Sue was involved in the activities at Appledorn Assisted Living South for the last seven years and usually had a jig saw puzzle she was working on in her apartment. Sue was a member of First Reformed Church.

She was preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Raak and two of their sons Keith and Bryan Raak.

She is survived by their son: Perry and Cherie Raak of Kent, WA; grandchildren: Trevin and Megan Raak of Renton, WA, Tineke and Donovan Raak of Dupont, WA, Tenae and Robert Linares of Fredericksburg, VA, Terika Raak and Ryan Cramer of Seattle, WA and Jessica Raak of Tempe, AZ; great grandchildren: Chael, Benjamin, Joshua, Anora, Jaren, Amberly, Keaton, and Emmett; daughters-in-law: Angie Raak of Chandler, AZ and Barbara Raak, Chicago, IL; brother: Vern and Mary Slagh of Zeeland, MI; sister: Joyce and Larry Houtman of Kalamazoo, MI; sisters-in-law: Eleanor Slagh of Zeeland, MI, Rainie Slagh of Zeeland, MI, Barbara Slagh of Zeeland, MI, Arloa Wirbel of Holland, MI and Pearl Scott of Grand Rapids, MI; brother-in-law: Mel Ten Broeke of Holland; many nieces, nephews and cousins.

A funeral service will be held at 11:00 am, Tuesday, February 25 at First Reformed Church, 630 State Street in Holland. Reverend Dr. Daniel Gillett will be officiating. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

Visitation will be from 6-8 pm, Monday, February 24 at Downtown Chapel, 29 East Ninth Street in Holland. Memorial gifts in lieu of flowers can be given to the RCA summer camp scholarship fund at First Reformed Church. To sign an on-line registry or leave a memory please visit