Richard Raback

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Richard P. Raback, 89, of Belleville, IL, born June 27, 1929, in Sesser, IL, died Monday, April 1, 2019, at Mercy Rehab, Swansea, IL.

Mr. Raback was a meat cutter, retired. He was a member of the Meat cutter Union Local 534. Richard was a member of St. Peter’s Cathedral Catholic Church and the Exchange Club in Belleville, IL. He was a United States Navy veteran.

Richard was preceded in death by his wife of 59 years, Marguerite E., nee Richter, Raback, whom he married on June 28, 1953 and who died on September 27, 2012; his parents, Peter and Mary, nee Poropat, Raback; and two sisters, Norma Lee Raback and Marge (William) Bennett.

Surviving are a son, Mark (Tracey) Raback of Belleville, IL;
a daughter, Linda (Helen Schoenherr) Raback of Collinsville, IL;
two granddaughters, Elizabeth Ann (USMC Staff Sgt. Dustin) Rebenstorff
and Jessica (USAF Capt. Ben) Raback-Schink;
a great-granddaughter, Angela Opal;
a nephew, Billy Bennett;
and many more nieces and nephews.

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

Visitation: Friends may visit from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, 2019, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m., Friday, April 5, 2019, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11 a.m. Friday, April 5, 2019, at St. Peter’s Cathedral, Belleville, IL, with Msgr. John Myler officiating.

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



5 Comments on Richard Raback

Laura Buettner said : Guest Report Apr 12, 2019 at 11:03 PM

Thoughts and prayers to Dick’s family, I worked at Schnucks with him. He was such a nice man.

  • Caseyille
  • IL
Norma Lee (Pavletich) Martin said : Guest Report Apr 04, 2019 at 10:46 PM

My sincere sympathies to the family. I remember when Dickie was learning his meat-cutting trade at Pop’s store, Eastside Grocery, in Sesser.

  • Godfrey
  • Il
Kimberley K Power said : Guest Report Apr 03, 2019 at 4:10 PM

My sincere condolences to the family. I have many years of fond memories of Dick from bingo. He always brought little gifts and candies for Valentines, Easter, etc. He brought happiness into my life.

  • O'Fallon
  • Illinois
Mary Barbara Kurtz said : Guest Report Apr 03, 2019 at 3:52 PM

Linda, I am so deeply sorry for your loss. You will be in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. May the memories you have of your dad bring you peace and comfort. Fondly, Mary Barbara

  • Belleville
  • IL
John & Barbara Schoenherr said : Guest Report Apr 03, 2019 at 1:30 PM

Our thoughts and prayers are with daughter Linda and his family. May good memories fill your hearts and comfort you. John & Barbara

  • Carlisle
  • Ohio

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