September 21, 2014

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Lauraine L. Raatz Print E-mail

Sept. 17, 1914-Sept. 16, 2013

Lauraine L. Raatz, 98, Wautoma, passed away Monday morning, Sept. 16, 2013 at Berlin Memorial Hospital. She was born at home in the Town of Wautoma on Sept. 17, 1914 the daughter of Arthur F. and Ida L. (Schluter) Sauerbrei. Lauraine married Richard F. Raatz on Jan. 14, 1931 in Wautoma. He preceded her in death on Jan. 9, 1992. Lauraine and her husband Richard lived and farmed for 58 years outside of Wautoma.

Lauraine is survived by six of her seven children: Jerry Raatz, Ft. Myers, FL; Jean Johannes, Oshkosh; Janice Dumonson, Minocqua; William (Shari) Raatz, Edgar; Thomas Raatz, Redgranite; Judith (Gary) Oleson, Reno, NV; 12 grandchildren; 25 great-grandchildren; 30 great great grandchildren; sister: Pearl Muske: Wautoma; cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband: Richard F. Raatz; son: James D. Raatz; and son-in-law: Frank Johannes.

Funeral services will be held for Lauraine L. Raatz on Thursday, Sept. 19 at 11 a.m. at Peace Lutheran Church, Wautoma, with Rev. Roger G. Riedel officiating. Burial will follow in the Wautoma Union Cemetery. The family will greet relatives and friends at church from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m.

Leikness and Stahl Funeral Home, Plainfield, is assisting the family.


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