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Darrell T. Rakotz – Obituary

Name: Darrell T. Rakotz

Age: 68

Born: 06-25-1953

Died: 05-12-2022

Visitation:
Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Service:
Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota


Memorial Services will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud for Darrell T. Rakotz, age 68, of St. Cloud, who passed away on Thursday, May 12, 2022 at his home. Deacon Steve Yanish will officiate. Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. until the time of the service on Thursday at the Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud.

Darrell was born in St. Cloud MN to Frank and Juletta (Chromey) Rakotz. He lived his childhood days in Waite Park, and later resided in St. Cloud. He worked most of his life in the plumbing wholesale business where he performed many duties, but most enjoyed driving truck.

He loved fishing, playing cribbage and especially ‘checking in’ with his family and many friends. Those who knew Darrell would agree he was quite a character. He had a very robust personality and made friends easily. Even though the words that came out of his mouth didn't always get checked by his brain, you could tell he always had good intentions and would do whatever it takes to help anyone out or make them feel like they had a friend, if not just to brighten their day.

Darrell was married to Betsy Hoover. They have three children together.

Survivors include his children Andy (Jenelle) Rakotz, Woodbury; Teddy Rakotz, St. Cloud, and Susie Rakotz, South Haven; grandchildren Maks and Alex Rakotz and Odin Rakotz; brother Al Rakotz, Pequot Lakes and many nieces and nephews.

Darrell was preceded in death by his parents; siblings Doreen Curtis, Cookie Bonovsky, Dale, Marlene, Marilyn, Frank and Tom Rakotz; nephews Kurt Curtis, David and Travis Bonovsky.

Special thanks to Doug Olson for lending a hand with yard work, for always being there for him.

 

Guestbook for Darrell T. Rakotz


Daniel James Rakotz
, Nephew
June 29, 2022, 10:09 pm
I wish I known I loved him R.i.P. Impy.😢😢😪
Donna. Nieman
, Grade school friend
May 19, 2022, 2:06 pm
Darrell was my 5th/6th grade school boyfriend. He was one of a kind! RIP Impy!
Mary Blommer Johnson
, friend
May 18, 2022, 3:38 am
Ecclesiastes 12:7 my friend,(for those who don't know it, look it up) I remember you well growing up. Always wanting me to be safe and to know what to do in any situation. One fond memory in the Blommer basement you came from behind me, with a bear hug saying, what are you going to do now if someone grabs you from behind, i lifted my right heal into your groin, and you said with a painful voice, yup, charlie (my brother), you taught her well. Always looking out for your friends. You are a true, gentle, people loving spirit. RIP see you again.
Gwen Dickison-Snell
, grade school friend
May 17, 2022, 12:55 am
Darrell, as I called you all through grade school...thanks for all the great stories and memories. RIP Impy!!
Donna Dickison
, Friend
May 16, 2022, 8:58 pm
Impy , Impy, Impy! You were always my friend even though you gave me s$#! Every chance you got. You were the best story teller, mostly because you lived it. You always had my back and I knew that. I knew hanging with you was always gonna be a good time. RIP MY FRIEND!
Donna Dickison
, Friend
May 16, 2022, 8:58 pm
Impy , Impy, Impy! You were always my friend even though you gave me s$#! Every chance you got. You were the best story teller, mostly because you lived it. You always had my back and I knew that. I knew hanging with you was always gonna be a good time. RIP MY FRIEND!
"K" and Carol
, Friend
May 16, 2022, 7:22 pm
We miss you already, Imper! Until we meet again! LYM
Joe (Doughboy) Brannan
, Friend
May 16, 2022, 5:53 pm
Impy was a great friend in the 70-80's A true villager of Waite Park So many Great memories, always made us laugh. He was a great foosball player back when we went to Bricky's in Wait Park. May he Rest in Peace. My prayers are with his family.

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