Lucille “Dolly” Raish

Lucille “Dolly” Raish
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Lucille B. “Dolly” Raish, nee Sudholt, 86, of Belleville, IL, passed away Monday, February 20, 2017, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL, surrounded by her children.

Dolly was born January 13, 1931, in Aviston, IL.  She was the daughter of Leo and Agatha, nee Buehne, Sudholt.  On November 3, 1953, she married Robert H. Raish at St. Francis Church in Aviston, IL.

Dolly was a devoted mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  She was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic Church, and St. Augustine of Canterbury parishes in Belleville, IL.  She also worked for The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate for over 40 years. Dolly loved spring and summer, and you could always find her out in her garden or yard tending to her flowers.

Dolly was preceded in death by her dear husband of 35 years, Robert H. Raish; her parents; two sisters, Marie Benhoff and Maxine Hempen; four brothers, Roland Sudholt, Joe Sudholt, Duane “Chub” Sudholt, and Marvin “Bud” Sudholt; brothers-in-law & sisters-in-law, Louis Huels, Leonard “Stix” Benhoff, Florence Sudholt, Lee and Gerry Munie, Jack and Pat Munie, Louie Villemain, and Melvin Munie; and her in-laws, Jerome and Mary Munie.

She is survived by her six children, Phil (Kathy) Raish,
Gary (Pam) Raish,
Kathleen (Joe) Harnar,
Jolene (Doug) Ahn,
Marlene (Mike) Pearson,
and Camalene (Dr. Roy) Northcutt;
her grandchildren, Brian Raish, Brad (Amy) Raish, Stacy (Ryan) Cole,
Mallory (fiance, C.J. Koretskov) Green, Madelyn Harnar,
Amy (Rick) Drezek, Erin (Alex) Miller, Robbi Ahn, Megan (Michael) Black,
Brenden Northcutt, and Grace Northcutt;
11 great-grandchildren;
a sister, Betty Huels;
sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Rose Sudholt, Delores Sudholt, Rita Sudholt,
Don Hempen, Cal and Shirley Truttman, Jeannine Villemain, and Kay Munie;
special friend, Donna Forness;
numerous nieces and nephews;
and dear friends.

Memorials in Dolly’s honor may be made to The Poor Clare Monastery of Our Lady of Mercy, or to The Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate.   Expressions of sympathy can be sent to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday, February 22, 2017, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Thursday, February 23, 2017, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, February 23, 2017, at the church with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.

Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For Lucille “Dolly” Raish

Gary, deepest condolences to you and your family on the loss of your sweet mother

Patti Hettenhausen Reiss, Freeburg, Il, 62243

May our Lord Bless and Comfort Your Family during this time of Grief!
Please accept our sincere condolences

Jim & Terry Pennebaker, Smithton, Illinois (IL), 62285

Gary, my deepest condolences on the passing of your mother.Prayers to you and your family.

Debbie Hacker Braun, Freeburg, Illinous, 62243

Dolly was a wonderful person. Her family are in my thoughts and prayers. Rest in Peace.

Richard Calkins, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, 54729

Dolly made St. Henry’s Prep a home for me when I was a student and later when I returned as an Oblate on staff. I simply loved talking with her. Making her smile lit up the whole room. May God grant her eternal rest, lasting peace, dustless corridors and bed linens without wrinkles! To you, her family and friends, may find strength in your faith and happiness in her memory!

Fr. Ron Meyer, OMI, 222 W Redoubt, Soldotna, Alaska, 99669

Marlene, Mike and Family,

Please accept our deepest sympathy for your loss.

I only new Dolly for a short time, however, she brought cheer and lit up the room with her smile every time I visited Mom at St. Paul’s.

You are in our prayers.

Paul and Jeannie Cermak

Paul Cermak, Millstadt, Il., 62260

Please accept of sincere condolence.
We remember all the good time with the old gang of the past

Richard and Janet White, Shiloh, IL, 62269


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