Evelyn Raab

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Evelyn K. Raab, nee Koderhandt, 93, of Denver, CO, formerly of Belleville, IL, born April 27, 1924, in Belleville, IL, died Tuesday, January 30, 2018, at Morningstar Senior Living Center, Denver, CO.

Mrs. Raab worked as a legal secretary before her career changed to homemaker extraordinaire. She was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL, served on the Mission Board, and belonged to the Women’s Day Fellowship at the church.  She volunteered at the Women’s Crisis Center Shelter Shop.  Evelyn was a former Brownie and Girl Scout leader. She was also a past honored queen of Job’s Daughters.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Norman L. Raab, whom she married on February 7, 1948, and who died on February 21, 2007; her parents John J. and Anna, nee Kraus, Koderhandt; and two sisters, Helen Koenig and Vilma Harhausen; and a great-nephew.

Surviving are a daughter, Beverly Kay Raab of Aurora, CO;
a sister, Shirley (Charles J.) Witcher of Kirkwood, MO;
a sister-in-law, Melva Jean (Eugene A.) Hohm of Ballwin, MO;
nine nieces and nephews, great-nieces and nephews, and great-great-nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association or to the Violence Prevention Center of Southwest Illinois, P.O. Box 831, Belleville, IL 62222. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  A memorial visitation will be held from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018, at St. Paul United Church of Christ­­­, Belleville, IL.

Celebration of Life: A memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, February 24, 2018, at St. Paul United Church of Christ, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Robert Koepcke officiating.

Burial will be held at Valhalla Gardens of Memory, Belleville, IL.


3 Comments on Evelyn Raab

David and Dolores Matzenbacher said : Guest Report Feb 24, 2018 at 3:12 PM

We are sorry to hear of your Mother's death. We got to know your parents on Church Council at St. Paul's. Your Mom was a super to know and your father was a hunter with Dave.

  • Okawville
  • Illinois
Lynne & Bill Nebel said : Guest Report Feb 21, 2018 at 3:21 AM

Bev Please accept our sincere condolences on the loss of your Mom. She was a beautiful lady. As difficult as this time is, we hope that you’re comforted by your many wonderful memories together. We will join you in spirit to celebrate a life well lived.

  • Highlands Ranch
  • Colorado
Helen (Dot) Stevenson Schulte said : Guest Report Feb 19, 2018 at 9:50 PM

My condolences to Evelyn`s family. We were close neighbors many years ago on Charles Street. We always enjoyed your company...always good memories.

  • Belleville
  • IL

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