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“I remember Mr. Kenneth Raska when he was a teenager. My parents knew his parents. I remember he played an instrument when he was in High School. I...Read More »
1 of 23 | Posted by: Linda Everett - Los Fresnos, TX

“I was saddened to read of Ken's passing, and wish to extend my sincere condolences to the family. Ken was my band director the last three years of...Read More »
2 of 23 | Posted by: Dr. Douglas Dornak - El Campo

“Kathryn, Brady, Kelley & Kyle and all the family, We are so sorry to hear that Mr. Raska has passed. Our prayers are with you in your grieving &...Read More »
3 of 23 | Posted by: Mike & Sandra Farquhar - TX

“we will miss ken at wathabuger in the moring a find man and grate friend from all the men that new him .. he will be miss .....Read More »
4 of 23 | Posted by: mario cruz - el campo, TX

“There are no words. I worked with Ken. He taught or mentored all four of our children. What a blessing! I loved going to his office and seeing...Read More »
5 of 23 | Posted by: Louis and Virginia Peters and family

“I was one of Ken's tech aide's at school for years. We always talked about fishing and music. I remember working with him in the summers and he would...Read More »
6 of 23 | Posted by: Charles Peters - Louise, TX

“Kenneth was my friend through my school years.He was always nice to others and grew to be a gentleman. We will all miss this very talented man....Read More »
7 of 23 | Posted by: connie stavinoha - Houston, TX

“I was part of an early 1970s bunch that regularly headed for Jef and the Kickers dances every weekend. When I learned that Jef was replacing the...Read More »
8 of 23 | Posted by: Bill Cone - Brazoria, TX

“Ken was one of my biggest musical mentors and influences. Always fun, always professional, always meticulous with his performances. A true friend,...Read More »
9 of 23 | Posted by: Herb Zieschang - Houston - Friend

10 of 23 | Posted by: CONNIE QUINN - EL CAMPO, TX

“My thoughts and prayers are with Pat and the girls during this time. We loved and will miss Ken. I am sure Ima and Elridge and greeting him along...Read More »
11 of 23 | Posted by: Melissa Perry Castillo - Victoria, TX

“Grace and Peace to the family of Ken. He was a great person to have in ones life. ”
12 of 23 | Posted by: Hugh Hanes - Victoria, TX

“My deepest sympathies go out to the Ken's family. Ken was my band director at Tidehaven High from 1969-1973. He was also a good friend. ”
13 of 23 | Posted by: Richard Ray - Fayetteville, AR

“thanks for being so kind to a new person from out of town....your mgr. and friend at whataburger.........RIP ”
14 of 23 | Posted by: Naomi McPeak - El Campo, TX

“He was one great musician. Will miss him. Prayers to all his family ”
15 of 23 | Posted by: Michele Beard - Ganado, TX

“My condolences to the family, I just spoke to Mr .Raska a couple weeks ago at his yard sale and saw him Monday at H E B, Very Very sweet man ,Just...Read More »
16 of 23 | Posted by: Nora - El Campo, TX - friend

“May you rest in peace, Mr. "R.". You were an inspiration to those around you. Thanks for being a part of my life. ”
17 of 23 | Posted by: Neta Ripple - El Campo, TX

“Condolences to Pat and other family members. Kenneth was a great role model while we were in high school. We thank him for passing on those traits...Read More »
18 of 23 | Posted by: Larry Ermis - Bryan, TX

“When I think of Mr. Raska, I think of him teaching his daughter, Pam and I how to play 'Love Me Tender' by Elvis Presley on our clarinets when we...Read More »
19 of 23 | Posted by: Kim (Ham) Staff - Louise, TX

“To the family my deepest condolences. Ken was a wonderful man and co-worker . Loved seeing and talking to him at LISD. May he rest in peace ”
20 of 23 | Posted by: Doris Ochoa - El Campo, TX

“The news of Mr Raska's passing saddens me greatly. Not only was he my band director and teacher, he was my friend. My memories of him and the...Read More »
21 of 23 | Posted by: Andy Pennington - Louisville, KY

“The news of Ken's passing leaves many of us with heavy hearts. I think I can speak for the entire domino group when I say that we will miss his...Read More »
22 of 23 | Posted by: Kathy Kofron - El Campo, TX

“Ken's smiling face will be missed. Our prayers go out to the Raska family. Sheila & James ”
23 of 23 | Posted by: Sheila Herrington - El Campo, TX

Kenneth Eldridge Raska, 67 of El Campo, passed away on April 15, 2014. He was born on July 26, 1946 in El Campo to Eldridge and Ima York Raska. Kenneth was a self-employed oilfield guager, band director and technology coordinator for Louise ISD and professional musician for 15 years. He played in the bands Hound Dogs, Jades, Jeff & the Kickers, South TX Bohemian Cowboys and KGK. Kenneth was also a member of the Retired Teachers Association.

He is survived by his wife Pat Raska; daughters Pamela Rohwer and husband Matthew of Austin, Kathryn Peterson and husband Brady of El Campo; grandchildren Sabrina Rohwer, Keaton Rohwer, Kelley Peterson and Kyle Peterson.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his parents and an infant sister.

The family will receive visitors from 4 – 6 pm on Friday, April 18, 2014 at Triska Funeral Home. Funeral service is at 11 am on Saturday, April 19, 2014 at First United Methodist Church.

Honorary pallbearers are Matt Rohwer, Brady Peterson, Dickie Merta, David "Sappo" Saucedo, Brad Weston, Travis Saucedo, Jake Merta, Luke Merta, Andy Evans, Jim Evans, Howard Evans, Edward York Sr., Edward "Bubba" York Jr., Jared Merta and Floyd Perry.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in honor of Kenneth may be made to the American Diabetes Association or the American Heart Association.

Memories and condolences may be left for the family online at

Triska Funeral Home 979-543-3681