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Gordon Raabe

Gordon K. Raabe, age 83, died Tuesday, October 12, 2010, at Huron Regional Medical Center.  His funeral service was at 10:30 AM Saturday, October 16th, at the American Lutheran Church in De Smet with Vicar Deanna Boynton officiating.  Burial was in the LeSueur Township Cemetery in Bancroft.

Gordon was born April 23, 1927, to Arnold Emil Raabe and Anna Rosalie (Treml) Raabe in LeSueur Township, South Dakota.  At age two, he moved to a farm near Bancroft where he lived for 78 years.  He moved to Huron in 2007.  He was a farmer all his life.  He married Maxine Martens in 1949 and they were married 61 years.  He was active in the community with many years of service on the school board, township board, and church council.

Survivors include his wife, Maxine of Huron; four children, Linda Meier of Egan, Kenneth Raabe of Hailey, Idaho, Dean (Rachelle) Raabe of Watertown, and Duane (Julie) Raabe of Britton; a sister, Dorothy (Gordon) Carlson of Jackson, Michigan; six grandchildren, James Meier, Jennifer Meier, Michael Raabe, Laura Babbs, Jason Raabe and Jared Raabe; and two great-grandchildren, Korbin Meier and Isaac Babbs.

Preceding Gordon in death were his parents and sister, Lois Thaden.

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