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Rakoski, Brooke Lauren -

Brooke Lauren Rakoski

Portage - Brooke was called home to heaven on February 28, 2018 following a fierce battle with cancer at Rose Arbor Hospice Residence in Kalamazoo surround by her husband, parents and friends. She was born on October 31 1983, the first child and daughter for Eric and Elizabeth (Hastings) Schweikert of Otsego. After graduating from Otsego High School, Brooke started attending KVCC in Kalamazoo. On June 6, 2008, she was united in marriage to Matthew Rakoski, who survives. Also surviving are their two children: Sophia (7) and Parker (4); her parents: Eric and Elizabeth Schweikert; brother: Marc Schweikert; in-laws: Ken and Jone Rakoski; along with many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. Visitation and a celebration of Brooke’s life were held at Langeland Family Funeral Homes, Westside Chapel, 3926 S. 9th Street, Kalamazoo. Burial was in Poplar Hill Cemetery, Allegan. Memorial contributions in Brooke’s memory may be made to an education fund for her children (checks to: Matt Rakoski) or to West Michigan Cancer Center. Brooke’s intoxicating personality and thoughtful ways will truly be missed by all the lives she touched. She is now free of pain and resting easy. She will always be with everyone she touched. Please visit Brooke’s personalized webpage for a complete obituary or to leave a condolence to her family at

Langeland Family Funeral Home