Ronald A. Racette
Chaput-Buoy Funeral Home
Ronald A. Racette, 88 years of age, of Clyde, passed away Tuesday, October 8, 2013 at Park Villa Nursing Home in Clyde. He was born on February 12, 1925 in St. Joseph to Delphos and Emma (Pelland) Racette.
Ronald married Maxine Girard on January 26, 1948 in St. Joseph.
He was a farmer/stockman all of his life. Ronald was always very dedicated to his family and loved spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchildren. He was a member of the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Clyde, Knights of Columbus, and a past member of the Lions Club in Clyde.
Ronald is survived by -
3 sons: Daniel (LaDona) Racette of Louisa, Virginia
David (Carolyn) Racette of Canon City, Colorado
Jerry (Diane) Racette of West Townsend, Massachusetts
2 daughters: Pauline (Stephen) Pearce of Wells
Jayne (Kevin) Gunn of Manhattan
16 grandchildren: Tami (Dave) Ludwig
Marc (Dana) Racette
Jim (Lana) Racette
Suzanne (Jason) Gowdy
Aaron (Havilah) Racette
Michelle (Dominic) LaFauci
Amy (Ian) Newlin
Lori (Rick) Peterson
Brian (Denali) Pearce
Morgan (Caleb) Enoch
Tiffany (David) Heyd
19 great grandchildren
Brother: Romanus “Bob” (Shirley) Racette of Larned
Sister: Darlene Weatherhead of Clyde
2 sisters-in-law: Virginia Racette of Clyde
JoAnn Dalton of Clay Center
Several nieces and nephews
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Maxine on August 30, 1995; son, Stephen; 2 brothers, Wilbur and Eldon; and a sister, Wilma Jean Weatherhead.
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 AM Saturday, October 12, 2013 at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Clyde with Rev. Larry Letourneau officiating.
Interment will be in the Mt. Calvary Cemetery in Clyde. Visitation will be held from noon to 5 PM Friday, October 11, 2013 at Chaput Mortuary in Clyde.
A vigil service will be held at 6:30 PM Friday, October 11, 2013 in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Clyde.
Memorials are suggested to the familys choice to be designated at a future date in care of the mortuary.
Condolences may be left online at www.chaputbuoy.com.