Delores E. Rabe
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Delores Rabe, 85, of Kiel, went to be with her Lord on Friday afternoon June 20, 2014 at Holy Family Memorial Medical Center, Manitowoc.
She is the former Delores Henning, born on November 30, 1928 daughter of the late Edgar & Norma (Balz) Henning. Delores was a 1947 graduate of Kiel High School.
On October 31, 1953 she was united in marriage to Everett A. Rabe at Bethlehem UCC. Delores had worked for a short time at the Hat Shop in Kiel and Lake to Lake Dairy. She and Everett moved back to the Henning Homestead to help out after her parents illness and continue to farm there and raise their family for the next forty years. Delores took great pride in raising her family of eight and always being available to help in any way she could. She touched so many lives and will be remembered by all who knew her as a kind, generous and loving woman. She was well known for her baking and was always willing to bring a dessert to whatever function was happening.
Delores was a lifelong, active member of Bethlehem UCC. She served on the Ladies Aid, the choir, the building committee, search committee and the consistory, serving a term as president. Delores also knew the importance of community. She was active with 4-H and was part of the original group of Schleswig Cadets. She and Everett were also involved with Farm Bureau. In her later years she enjoyed babysitting in her home for many children. Delores had a love for life. She was always excited to attend and give support to her grandchildren and all their activities and events. Delores also enjoyed being outdoors, especially the time she could be in the garden or her flower beds.
She is survived by her loving husband of 60 years, Everett. Her children; Barbara (Duane) Fitzsimmons, Mineral Point, Richard (Linda) Rabe, Kiel, Steven (Annette) Rabe, Kiel, David (Sandra) Rabe, Sheboygan. Linda (Scott) Plocar, Howards Grove, Thomas (Traci) Rabe, Kiel, Ann (Tim) Doro, Howards Grove, Scott (Amy) Rabe, Kansasville. Her grandchildren; Nathan, Emily & Molly Fitzsimmons, Ryan & Lisa Rabe, Cory & Angela Rabe, Marsha (Peter) Meyer, Amanda Rabe, Amber (Adam) Zuelke, Travis (Alicia) Plocar, Nicholas Plocar, Danielle (Matt) Pahmeier, Trevor, Tasha & Trenton Rabe, Megan (Steve) Pahmeier, Tyler & Caitlin Doro, Owen, Logan & Carlyn Rabe. Her great grandchildren; Cora & Sam Meyer, Everett Fitzsimmons. She is further survived by her brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law; Ronald (Kathy) Rabe, Alvin Jr. (Helen) Rabe, Edith Schneider, Eugene Blatz along with many nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.
She was preceded in death by a brother-in-law; Kenneth Rabe and a sister-in-law; Jeanette Blatz.
Funeral services for Delores will be held at 6:30pm on Tuesday June 24, 2014 at Bethlehem UCC, (11608 Lax Chapel Rd. Kiel) with Rev. Ashley Nolte officiating. Family and friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 2:30pm until 6:15pm when we will have brief family rites. Burial in the Church Cemetery on Wednesday at 9:30am
A memorial has been established in her name.
Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home of Kiel is assisting the family.
Online condolences at www.meiselwitzfh.com
Meiselwitz-Vollstedt Funeral Home - Kiel
815 6th St.
Kiel, WI 53042
Published in Sheboygan Press on June 23, 2014