Dave and Carol (Mersinger) Rakers were united in marriage on June 3, 1967 at St. Paul Catholic Church in Highland.
They are the parents of Tim Rakers (friend Jennay) of Pocahontas, Kelly (Mark) Rosen of Highland, and Matt (Leanne) Rakers of Glen Carbon. They have eight grandchildren: Trent, Carly and Tyson Rakers; Addison, McKenzie and Easton Rosen; and Caroline and Will Rakers.
They have enjoyed spending much of their time at family gatherings and their grandchildren’s many sports activities, traveling with friends, playing in card clubs, golfing, substitute teaching, reading and gardening.
Through a circle of strength love and faith, their marriage has been kept by God, forever together.
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They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on June 4 with a Mass at St. Paul Catholic Church. A dinner followed at the Highland Country Club.