William H. Rabe,93, De Pere, passed away Saturday morning January 5, 2013. He was born October 28, 1919 in Oconto to the late George and Delina (Brien) Rabe. On August 26, 1950 he married Leona Karner at St. Francis Catholic Church, Hollandtown. Bill served his country for 3 years during WWII
. He also worked at Milprint for 32 years.
Bill is survived by his wife Leona, his children; David (Linda) Rabe, De Pere, Patti (Mark) Van Donsel, De Pere, and Dan (Jane) Rabe, Lakewood. His grandchildren, William and Sydney also survive. Bill is also survived by his brother; Don Rabe, Arizona, his sister Clara Hetue, Milwaukee, his sisters in law; Hazel Karner, Agnes Karner, Blanche Hansen, and Agnes Radamacher.
His parents, 2 brothers, Clifford, and Edmund, and 2 sisters , Margeret and Marion preceded him in death. Bill's brother in laws, Richard, Robert and Norbert Karner and sister in law, Delores Rabe also preceded him.
Friends may call after 9:00am Wednesday, January 8, 2013 at Our Lady of Lourdes Parish Family, corner of Lourdes Ave. and Suburban Dr. De Pere, until the Mass of Christian Burial at 10:30am with Fr. Tim Shillcox O.Praem officiating. Burial will take place in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, De Pere. Please go to www.ryanfh.com
to express online condolences to the family. The RYAN FUNERAL HOME, De Pere, is assisting the family with arrangements.