Harold A. Rake

Harold A. Rake, 97, of Columbus Junction, Iowa, formerly of Ames, died on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at Colonial Manor in Columbus Junction.  
Harold Alvin Rake was born August 19, 1916 to John and Wilhelmina “Minnie” (Franz) Rake in Jefferson, Iowa.  Harold married the love of his life Barbara Ann Jones on August 29, 1952 in Ames, Iowa.  They were married for 61 years.  
Harold was in the U.S. Army Air Corps in World War II from October 1942 to December 1945.  He worked for the Ames Theaters for 31 years and was then employed by McFarland Clinic for 20 years, retiring in 1997 at the age of 81.  
Harold is survived by his wife, Barbara; his daughter, Linda (Joe) Harris, of Cabot, Arkansas; his son, Lonnie (Cheryl) Harless, of Columbus Junction; four grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and two great-great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Lyle, Wayland, and Everett; and  one sister, Ruth.
There was a gathering of friends and family Thursday, December 5, 2013 from 9:30-10:30 a.m. at Adams Funeral Home in Ames.  Graveside services were held at 11:00 a.m. at the Ames Municipal Cemetery.
Online condolences may be directed to www.adamssoderstrum.com.

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