Marshall C. Raab
Marshall C. Raab 1926—2017 Marshall C. Raab, age 91, of Red Oak, IL passed away February 12, 2017 at home. He was born January 30, 1926 to the late William and Marjorie (Eaton) Raab. Marshall attended Stockton High School and graduated from Pearl City High School in 1944. He married Helen Gothard on February 23, 1947 in Mt. Carroll, IL. Marshall was a member of the Pleasant Valley Church of God. After graduation he worked as a hired man on several farms in the area. After retiring from farming he went into remodeling houses for over 20 years. He also started spending winters in warmer climates. Marshall enjoyed fishing, bowling and hunting ginseng and morels. He is survived by his wife, Helen Raab of Red Oak, IL; 4 sons, Theodore (Carol) Raab of Machesney Park, IL, John (Josie) Raab of Freeport, IL, Calvin (Beverly) Raab of Green Bay, WI, and Randall (Tonya) Raab of Lena, IL; his daughter, Marsha (Gary) Larson of Stockton, IL; brother, Millard (Linda) Raab of Haughton, LA; 3 sisters, Mary Lou Bowers of Lena, IL, Mona (Charles) Ballas of Freeport, IL, and Marie Bawden of Stockton, IL; 16 grandchildren; 43 great grandchildren; and 3 great-great-grandchildren. Marshall was preceded in death by his parents, William and Marjorie; 10 brothers and sisters; and 1 grandson. A funeral service will be held on Friday, February 17, 2017 at the Chapel of Peace at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens in Freeport, IL at 10:00 am. There will be a visitation on Thursday, February 16, from 3:00 to 6:00 pm at the Hermann Funeral Home in Stockton. Interment will take place at Chapel Hill. A memorial fund has been established for Pleasant Valley Church of God and Red Oak United Methodist Church. Condolences and remembrances may be shared with Marshall's family at www.hermannfuneralhome.com .
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