Phil worked as a carpet installer with his dad for many years. He went back to college and earned his associates degree in computer-aided drafting and then worked for Monsanto/Abengoa up until retirement. He was an active member of St. Mary’s School in Belleville, IL, then became an active member of St. Augustine’s in Belleville. Phil was very committed to his Catholic faith. He was also a St. Mary’s School board member and involved with St. Mary’s Athletic Club. He enjoyed being a Khoury League manager for both his son’s baseball team for over ten years.
Phil was a warrior to his family. He suffered for many years and fought the good fight. Papa loved his grandchildren more than life. He was an avid St. Louis Cardinals baseball fan.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert H. and Lucille B. “Dolly”, nee Sudholt, Raish; his brother, Gary Raish; and his father-in-law, Robert Cook.
Surviving are his loving wife of 47 years, Kathy M., nee Cook, Raish, whom he married on April 11, 1975;
two sons, Brian Raish (Kelly Beaston) and Brad (Amy) Raish;
four grandchildren, Alex, Allison, Tyler, and Karlee Raish;
four sisters, Kathleen (Joe) Harnar, Jolene (Doug) Ahn, Marlene (Mike) Pearson, and Camalene (Dr. Roy) Northcutt;
a sister-in-law, Pam Raish;
his mother-in-law, Joan Cook,
four sisters-in-law, Judy (Ken) Jung, Cindy Rehg, Joan Cook and Jennifer (Mike) Miles;
two brothers-in-law, Mike (Mary) Cook and Robert Cook;
and many nieces, nephews, cousin, and dear friends.
Memorials may be made to St. Augustine of Canterbury Church or to the Siteman Cancer Center. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, January 23, 2023, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2023, at St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, January 24, 2023, St. Augustine of Canterbury Church, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. William McGhee officiating.
Burial will be at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.