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Leonard J. Raasch

Leonard J. Raasch

Leonard J. Raasch age 84 of Spring Valley, died Wednesday May 10, 2017 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN.

Leonard was born December 9, 1932 in Waterford, Wisconsin.  He was the son of Fred and Jesse (Fay) Raasch and grew up in the Racine area.  Leonard worked mostly as long haul trucker for many years.  He married Debra Kinstler March 19, 1977 at the Ono United Methodist Church-Grange Hall.  They have made their home in the Elmwood area for the past 30 years until recently moving to Spring Valley.

Leonard loved being out on the open road in his truck, traveling the country.  He enjoyed spending time with his children and teasing his grandchildren.

Leonard is survived by his wife, Debra, six children, Dennis (Betty), Keith, Kevin (Colleen), Ruth Feller, Kathryn (Michael) Schilling, Dan (Tasha), 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, two brothers, Allen and Stan Raasch, two sisters, Grace Raasch and Carol (Wally) Kroll, several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a son Darryl, a grandson Charlie.

Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday May 16, 2017 at the Rock Elm United Methodist Church, rural Elmwood with Rev. Michael Weaver officiating.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.


  1. anna crownhart

    Dear Deb and family,
    My sympathy on the death of your husband/father. May Leonard have peace. Always so hard to lose a family member. God Bless, Anna

  2. Cary Begole

    I never got to meet him in person, but I know what kind of a daughter he raised with Kathryn. Kind, loving and not afraid to tell you the truth. Hearing just Kate's side of phone conversations, I could tell he had an evil sense of humor (but in a good way)
    I'm never good at these things, but I think there is a missing piece in our house.
    Blessings to you all. Hold each other tight.
    Love to you,
    Cary (Kate's roommate)

  3. Michaeleen kaeser

    Leonard was a good man and a true believer in God our Father. He is home with in Heaven Now. May there be peace to all his family and friend who remain here to hold his memories in our hearts.

  4. Neil weber

    Leonward was a great guy may he rip and enjoy time with loved ones gone until more appear.

  5. Connie Rieger

    Dear sweet deb, so sorry for the loss of Leonard, your true love and best friend! Thinking about you and sending lots of hugs, prayers, and love to you and your family! Love you sweetie. God bless

  6. Charles DeMaris

    Love and grace Deb and all the family. Peace be with you.qeko

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