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David R. Rafter

June 9, 1937 ~ March 31, 2020 (age 82)

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David R. Rafter age 82 of Clinton died Tuesday March 31, 2020 at Azura Memory Care in Clinton. He was born June 9, 1937 to the late Richard and Dorothy (Post) Rafter in Akron, Ohio. David graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design. He served on a submarine for the U. S. Navy until his honorable discharge. David married Patricia L. Pogorelski on September 24, 1983 in Milton, WI. They lived in Tennessee for 15 years, building three homes and loving every minute of their time down south. After 911 struck our Nation, David & Patricia decided to move back to Clinton to be closer to family. He enjoyed many years of traveling throughout the United States as well as a wonderful trip to Ireland.

He is survived by his wife, Patricia Rafter of Clinton; his daughter, Alice (Pat) Martin and their two children, Ava & Sophie; his son, Sam (Anne) Rafter and their two children Mars & Dax. He is further survived by his sister, Corinne (Tom) Troon; his two brothers in law, Tom (Randi) Pogorelski and Dick (Bev) Pogorelski; his sister in law, Karen Nordin and his two nephews, James and Rob Troon.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

A public celebration to honor David's life at Boxcars Pub & Grub in Clinton will take place at a later date. In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established. Please share a memory or a condolence with the Rafter family on our website.

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A celebration to honor David's life will take place at a later date.

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This celebration will take place at Boxcars Pub & Grub, 108 Allen St. Clinton, WI.
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