Gary Raish

Print Obituary
Gary G. Raish, 64, of Belleville, IL, born February 25, 1956, in East St. Louis, IL, died Wednesday, November 18, 2020, at his residence.

Gary enjoyed spending time outside in his yard and was meticulous about its appearance. He loved his family and will be greatly missed.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert H. and Lucille B. “Dolly”, nee Sudholt, Raish; and his father-in-law, William Warren.

Surviving are his wife, Pamela, nee Warren, Raish;
three children, Stacy (Ryan) Cole, Aaron (Nicole) Toben, and Amber (Kevin) Duggins;
nine grandchildren, Sean Keck, Lana Keck, Annabel Cole, Lucas Cole, Alivia Toben, Taetem Toben,
Emmy Toben, Kilah Duggins, and Linkin Duggins;
five siblings, Phil (Kathy) Raish, Kathleen (Joe) Harnar, Jolene (Doug) Ahn, Marlene (Mike) Pearson, and Camalene (Dr. Roy) Northcutt;
his mother-in-law, Ruby Warren;
and many nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Funeral: A private family memorial service will be held at a later date.



17 Comments on Gary Raish

Deniese Berry Potier said : Guest Report Dec 07, 2020 at 8:42 PM

Our deepest condolences Pam and family. We are so saddened by your loss. Prayers.

  • League City
  • TX
JACK OESTERLE,JR. said : Guest Report Nov 30, 2020 at 9:50 PM

Our sympathy to the family! We were neighbors in Belleville,Il. My brother Bill & Gary thought they were Evil K. motorcycle guys with ramps! Those two were crazy! He was a lot of fun & always in trouble...That's Gary! Always In Our Prayers!

  • Kirkwood
  • Missouri
Chet Breitwieser said : Guest Report Nov 24, 2020 at 8:53 PM

Dear Kathleen and family, I hold you close in my thoughts and prayers with the unexpected passing of Gary. He was always the life of any party. K R, remember how frustrated you would be and late for our dates because Gary spent so much time in the bathroom perfecting his Eddie Van Halen hair style. You would complain to Dolly about him taking so much time with his hair and he would just say, " Yea, but the ladies love it !" May the good and happy memories you shared, bring each of you comfort at this difficult time. As always, Chet Breitwieser

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Klein-Merwin-Karrer & Assoc. said : Guest Report Nov 24, 2020 at 10:17 AM

Pam and family, please accept our condolences for the loss of Gary. Our prayers will be with you at this very difficult time!

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Rick Truttmann said : Guest Report Nov 23, 2020 at 5:45 PM

I was so sad to hear of Gary's passing; taken far too soon. Nancy and I offer our most sincere condolances to the Raish family. Gary was a great guy!

  • Smithton
  • Illinois
Lisa Eckert said : Guest Report Nov 22, 2020 at 9:13 PM

Jolene - my heartfelt sympathy in the loss of your brother. Peace and prayers to all who knew and loved him. Lisa

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Mary Sickles said : Guest Report Nov 22, 2020 at 6:20 PM

I'm so sorry to read about Gary's passing. He was a good friend in high school. To the family, my very deepest condolences to you and God be with you at this time.

  • Portland
  • tn
Donna Loeffler said : Guest Report Nov 22, 2020 at 4:54 PM

Dear Stacy & family, I'm so sorry for your loss. You & your family will be in my thoughts & prayers. Sincerely, Donna Loeffler

  • Belleville
  • IL
John Brisk said : Guest Report Nov 22, 2020 at 8:25 AM

God Bless You Gary and your family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Lynn Lund said : Guest Report Nov 21, 2020 at 8:34 PM

My deepest sympathy, thinking of all you at this difficult time.

  • Ofallon
  • Illinois
Missy Fish said : Guest Report Nov 21, 2020 at 12:22 PM

So sad to learn of Gary’s passing-he was one of the good guys, just like his sweet dad. My prayers and thoughts are with you all.

  • St Louis
  • MO
Kim Recuero said : Guest Report Nov 21, 2020 at 10:08 AM

Pam, my heart goes out to you and your family. You are all in my prayers.

  • Mascoutah
  • Illinois
Jerry Villemain said : Guest Report Nov 20, 2020 at 8:37 PM

Rest In Peace my little cousin. My thoughts are with your family.

  • Chapel Hill
  • NC
Kathleen Draper said : Guest Report Nov 20, 2020 at 8:05 PM

With heavy hearts your neighbors feel your pain. God took another angel home. May God give you the strength to care on and know that he is with you all! From your neighborhood

  • Belleville
  • IL
Debbie Hacket Braun said : Guest Report Nov 20, 2020 at 6:35 PM

My deepest heartfelt sympathy to th Raish family. Gary was a wonderful man and will always have a special place in all of our hearts, he will be missed by many. Much love to you all.

  • Freeburg
  • Illinois
Dave and Marilyn said : Guest Report Nov 20, 2020 at 1:20 PM

Our hearts break with yours. He was a lot of fun--we have a lot of memories!!! Love from Aunt Betty also.

  • Carlyle
  • Ill
Woody and Malinda said : Guest Report Nov 20, 2020 at 12:26 PM

My deepest sympathy to the family. Gary was a wonderful person inside and out he will truly be missed . Hugs and love to all

  • Carlyle
  • Illinois

Add Public Condolence

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked.