John Raabe, 79, of West Point, died Thursday, October 6, 2016 at St. Francis Memorial Hospital in West Point. Funeral service will be Tuesday, October 11 at 10:30am at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Jean Vargo as officiant. Burial with military honors will be at Mount Hope Cemetery with lunch following at the church hall. Visitation will be Monday from 12:00pm to 6:00pm with family receiving friends from 4:00pm to 6:00pm at Stokely Funeral Home. Memorials will be designated by the family at a later date.
John Junior Raabe was born on September 6, 1937 to John F. and Minnie (Abendroth) Raabe on the family farm in Cuming County. John attended country school through the 8th grade after which he worked on the farm. He enlisted in the Army Reserves and continued farming. On December 10, 1974, John married Judy Clements in Madison. The couple raised cattle and hogs in addition to their other farm duties.
John was a member of Grace Lutheran Church. He enjoyed going to his local fishing holes and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Judy, of West Point; siblings, Dean (Barbara) Raabe of Fremont and Jean Dahlgren of Oakland; sister-in-law, Deloris Raabe of Lyons; and many nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Francis, Donald, and Robert; sisters, Darlene (Clinton) Barrs and Joan (Eldon) Schlueter; and two infant siblings.