The Washington Times-Herald

Obituaries

January 8, 2014

William Raber

Feb. 5, 1923 - Jan. 6, 2014

ELNORA — William Raber, 90, died Monday evening at Daviess Community Hospital.

Born Feb. 5, 1923, in Daviess County, he was the son of Joseph and Barbara (Knepp) Raber.

He was a member of the Zion Amish Mennonite Church in Montgomery.

He is survived by two daughters, Barbara and husband Don Parsons, and Regina and husband Larry Wagler, all of Odon; two sons, Delbert Lynn and wife Anna Marie Raber, and Terry Lee Raber, all of Odon; two brothers, Alva Raber and Herbert Raber, both of Montgomery; six grandchildren, Abbie Lynn and husband Gabriel Swartzentruber, William Cole Raber, Clayton Lee Raber, Logan David Wagler, Ryan Cody Parsons, Cassie Janae Wagler; two great-grandchildren, Max Toy and Callie Catherine Swartzentruber.

His wife, Lillie Catherine (Wagler) Raber, whom he married Dec. 19, 1946, died Feb. 20, 2011. His parents; three brothers, Henry, Jerome and John Raber; and four sisters, Margaret Graber, Mary Graber, Martha Graber and Ida Wagler, are also deceased

The funeral will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Simon J. Graber Complex, with burial in the Zion Amish Mennonite Church Cemetery. Visitation will be today and Thursday from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to the Parkview Village Christian Care in Odon.

Arrangements are being made through Brocksmith-Blake and Wagler Funeral Home in Montgomery.

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