Obit: Raebel, Richard Ernst #2 (1932 - 2007)
Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Raebel, Fisher, Counsell, Emling, Anason

----Sources: Clark County Press (Neillsville, WI.) October 17, 2007

Raebel, Richard Ernst (February 7, 1932 - October 10, 2007)

Richard Raebel, age 75, of Neillsville, Wisconsin, died Wednesday, October 10, 2007 in the Intensive Care Unit of St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, WI.

Richard Ernst Raebel was born on February 7, 1932 in Milwaukee, WI the son of Richard and Hilda (Fisher) Raebel. He graduated from Pulaski High School in 1950 and was awarded a scholarship to Marquette University, where he was the captain of the football team and in the ROTC program. After his graduation in 1955, he entered the United States Navy where he made the rank of Lt. Jr. Grade. He served from February 12, 1955 until his honorable discharge on April 11, 1957. He was united in marriage to Joan Counsell on July 10, 1965 in Milwaukee. They lived in the Milwaukee area, raising their family until 1969 when they moved to Neillsville and began raising veal calves. They retired in 1995.

Over the years Richard enjoyed cooking for his family and friends, watching sports, the news and all the wildlife on their property. He also loved spending time with his grandchildren.

He is survived by three children, Jay Emling and Kay (Larry) Anason, of Neillsville; and Dirk (Angie) Raebel, of Bay City, WI; eight grandchildren, Chad, Lucas, Alexis, Ryan (Jenny), Kayla, Jenny, Rebecca and Joey; two great-grandchildren, Noah and Isaiah; one brother, Robert (Carol) Raebel, of Franklin, WI; nieces and nephews and a special friend of the family, Dorothy Counsell.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joan and his parents.

Funeral services for Richard were held Friday, October 12, 2007 at the Gesche Funeral Home in Neillsville, Wis. Pastor Douglas Bjerke officiated. Music was provided by Wendell and Kathy Attoe. Interment will be in the Neillsville City Cemetery, Monday, October 22, 2007 with Military Rites accorded by the Neillsville Veterans Council.

The Gesche Funeral Home assisted Richard’s family with funeral arrangements.



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