Waunakee:Rae Anne J. Tucker (Matera) passed away at her home in Waunakee on January 8th, 2013.

Rae Anne was born on July 15th, 1957 in Madison, the daughter of Maj. General Raymond A. Matera (USAF, Ret.) and Janet Matera. She graduated from Edgewood High School in Madison and attended Winona State University in Winona, MN.

Rae Anne raised her children in Marshall after returning there in 1993 from time in Florida, Illinois, and Ohio. She enjoyed her time working at the Karl Junginger Memorial Public Library in Waterloo, a job which she always reflected upon fondly. Friends and loved ones who knew her remember a kind-hearted compassionate woman who always cared deeply for those around her.

Rae Anne is survived by her parents, Raymond and Janet; her siblings Gene, Terry, and Steve; her sons Matthew and Raymond; her former husband Alan; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to extend their heartfelt thanks to Heartland Hospice Services of Madison and to Bobbie Zincks for their care of and attention for Rae Anne in the last months and years.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, January 18, 2014 at WAUNAKEE FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 5763 County Road Q, in Waunakee.