Norma Jean Raabe
1930 - 2021
Grant-Johnson Funeral Home
102 N Nelson St
Manlius, IL
Norma Jean Raabe
Born: October 27, 1930 in Princeton, IL
Died: September 12, 2021 in Manlius, IL
Norma Jean Raabe, 90, of rural Manlius, Illinois, passed away Sunday, September 12, 2021 at her home.
She was born October 27, 1930 in Princeton, Illinois, the daughter of Reuben and Amanda (Holtz) Halberg.
Norma married Merlon L. Raabe on April 16, 1950 in Princeton, Illinois. He preceded her in death on July 25, 2000.
She is survived by one son, Richard Raabe of Rural Manlius, two daughters, Debra Blackert of Tampico, Illinois, and Barbara Bolin of Sheffield, Illinois; 9 grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren; one brother, Gary Halberg of Fort Myers, Florida; and many nieces and nephews.
Norma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Merlon, one daughter, Sandra Boone, seven brothers: Ron, Robert, Max, Russell, William, Jack, and Richard, and five sisters: Herma, Jane, Bernadine, Joyce, and Betty.
She graduated from Princeton High School.
Norma was a member of the Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, where she taught Sunday School for many years. She enjoyed making quilts and spending time with her family.
Cremation rites will be accorded and a private graveside service will be held at Manlius Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church or the Manlius Cemetery Association.
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Published by Bureau County Republican from Sep. 13 to Sep. 15, 2021.
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Keith and Barb, We were saddened to learn of your Mom's passing. Sending special thoughts and prayers to you and your family. Cherish all that was Yours! Pat Glafka, Betti Appenzeller and Bob Andersen
Pat Glafka, Betti Appenzeller and Bob Andersen
September 14, 2021
We are so sorry for your loss. She was a special lady and will surely be missed by all who knew her and her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren. Keeping the entire family in our thoughts.
Nancy and Duane Blackert
September 14, 2021
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