Wasik Funeral Home, Inc.
11470 Thirteen Mile Road
Warren, MI 48093

Rosemary (Rabe) Van Raaphorst

Obituary Condolences

Rosemary Van Raaphorst (nee Rabe), age 84, October 10, 2012. Beloved wife of the late Anthony. Loving mother of Martha Van Raaphorst, David C. (Suzette), Jane (Michael) Trupiano, Paul (Joanna) and Anne Marie (Mark Promo) Van Raaphorst. Dear grandmother of Jocelyn and Tressa Graziadei, Sara (Joe) Blahnik, David A., Kenneth (Kim) Barduca, Maxwell and Claire Van Raaphorst, Krystal Merschel and Victor Promo. Dear great-grandmother of seven. Dear sister of Virginia (Alfred) Trudeau. Rosemary was a very inspirational teacher, she taught advanced Biology and helped many bright students pursue their further studies, taught in the Lakeview School District for over 20 years and received many awards, including teacher of the year. Visitation will be Friday 3-9 p.m. at the Wasik Funeral Home, Inc., 11470 Thirteen Mile Road (west of Hoover) Warren. Instate Saturday 9:30 a.m. until funeral Mass 10 a.m. at St. Jane Frances de Chantal Church, 38750 Ryan Road, Sterling Heights. In lieu of flowers, donations to T.H.A.W or D.P.T.V are appreciated. Expressions of sympathy may be shared with the family at www.wasikfuneralhome.com
Published in The Macomb Daily on Oct. 12, 2012
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