Obit: Rave, Rhoda M. (1918 - 2014)

Contact: Dolores (Mohr) Kenyon

Surnames: Rave, Falcon, Hall, Kingswan, Kolner, Bartlett, Link, Harrison, Whitebear

----Source: Banner Journal (Black River Falls, Jackson Co., WI) 10/29/2014

Rave, Rhoda M. (8 October 1918 - 24 October 2014)

Rhoda M. Rave, 96, of Black River Falls passed away Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Pine View Care Center, Black River Falls while under the care of Black River Memorial Hospice. She was born Oct. 8, 1918, in the Tomah Indian Hospital to William and Annie (Falcon) Hall.

Rhoda attended Komensky School, Tomah Indian School, Neillsville Indian School and Black River Falls High School. She also attended the Parent Education Program at University of Wisconsin-River Falls. Rhoda was united in marriage to Victor Kingswan; they were later divorced. She then married Duncan Rave, Sr.

Besides being a homemaker, Rhoda worked a Dadco Food Products. Rhoda enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren, family get-togethers, short day travels, basket making and watching the ‘Price is Right’ and ‘Wheel of Fortune.’ She was a member of the Native American Church, where she also assisted her late husband in the duties of the church.

Rhoda is survived by her children, Maxine (Elliot) Kingswan Kolner, Maynard (Jessie) Rave, Sr., Valerie (William Bartlett and Loren Rave; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; brothers, Reuben and Adam Hall; sister, Mildred Hall Link; and other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Duncan Rave, Sr. in 1977; children, Sharon Kingswan Harrison, Reuben Rave, Sr., Brian Rave, Gloria Rave and Meredith Rave; brothers Ebenezer, Sidney, Robert and Joseph Hall; a sister, Grace Hall and Norman Hall Whitebear.

Native American Church services were held Tuesday, Oct. 28, 2014, at 1 p.m. at Ho-Chunk District One Community Center, Black River Falls. Mann John Falcon presided over services. Burial followed in Decorah Cemetery, Black River Falls. Family and friends were invited for visitation Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, from 3 p.m. until 5 p.m. at Ho-Chunk District One Community Center, with prayer services following throughout the night.

Online condolences are available at  Buswell Funeral Home of Black River Falls assisted the family with arrangements.



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