Saturday, 23 September 2023

Cecil A. Raetz

LAKE COUNTY, Calif. — Cecil A. Raetz passed away on Jan. 30, 2023.

Cecil was born in Marysville, California, on Nov. 7, 1935.

He was a United States Marine for 22 years, retiring in 1975 with the rank of Master Gunnery Sergeant.

That year, he moved with his wife, Roberta, son, Klark, and daughter, Kim to Lakeport to build their geodesic dome home.

In later years, Cecil and Roberta traveled the country in their RV, eventually settling in Shelton, Washington.

After living in Washington for a number of years, Cecil and Roberta moved to Arizona, where Roberta later passed.

Cecil then returned to Upper Lake, California, where he has lived for years with his son Klark.

Cecil loved playing golf most of his life, and later on, he enjoyed watching golf on TV and
napping in his recliner with his dogs at his side.

Cecil’s career in the Marine Corps made him the man he was and positively affected the way he approached life, passing it on to both family and friends.

Cecil is survived by his sons, Keith and Klark; his daughter, Kim; and his siblings, Ron, Steve, Barbara and Patty.

He will be greatly missed. Semper Fi.

A potluck memorial service for Cecil will be held at p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the American Legion Hall in Kelseyville, located at 505 Second St. and Gaddy Lane.

Arrangements by Chapel of the Lakes Mortuary, 707-263-0357 or 707-994-5611, or visit

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09.23.2023 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
California Coastal Cleanup Day
09.23.2023 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Lakeport Splash-In at Clear Lake
09.23.2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at the Mercantile
09.23.2023 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Passion Play fundraiser
09.24.2023 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Acme Foundation 25th anniversary celebration
09.26.2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Farmers' Market at Library Park
09.27.2023 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Town hall on homelessness
09.28.2023 7:30 am - 8:30 am
Rotary Club of Middletown
Middletown Art Center
09.30.2023 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
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