Geraldine A. Raab, 85, Township of Catawba, died on Saturday, May 18th at the Memorial Health Care Center, Medford, after a short illness. A Memorial Service will be held on Wednesday, May 22nd at 11:00 A.M. at the Heindl Funeral Home, Prentice, with Pastor Thomas Reiff officiating. Inurnment will be in the Catawba Cemetary at a later date. Friends may call at the Heindl Funeral Home on Wednesday, May 22nd from 10:00 A.M. until time of services.
Geraldine was born on March 19th, 1928 in Milwaukee, the daughter of Alvin and Catherine (Gillick) Nelson. She spent her early life and schooling in Milwaukee. She then was employed at Woolworth's Department Store in Milwaukee until the time of her marriage to William "Bill" Raab on June 19th, 1948, in Catawba. He preceded her in death on July 17th, 1997. After their marriage they made their home in Catawba where she helped operate a dairy farm with her husband. They raised seven children in Catawba. She made her home with her daughter Yvette (Jim) Lewis on the family farm after the death of her husband.
In her free time, Geraldine enjoyed bowling and was a member of the Prentice Bowling League for many years. She also enjoyed reading, listening to music, pitching horseshoes, cooking, playing cards, and spending time with her pet chihuahua, "Tigger".
Survivors include her seven children, numerous grand and great grandchildren, one brother, Jim (Judy) Nelson, Hawkins, by one sister Marion (Rudy) Haubert, Catawba, and by special friends Mike and Carol, Keith and Vickie, Carrie and Albert and Tom.
She was preceded in death by her parents and by her husband, William.