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William Roger Raschke

October 21, 1934 ~ January 28, 2024 (age 89) 89 Years Old

William Raschke Obituary

William "Bill" Raschke, 89 year old of Long Prairie, passed away at the Centra Care Long Prairie Hospital. 

A funeral service in his honor will take place on Tuesday, February 6, 2024 at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Long Prairie at 11:00 AM. Visitation will be at the church Monday, February 5, 2024, from 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM, and will continue one hour prior to the funeral service the day of. Burial will follow a luncheon at the Lake View Cemetery in Grey Eagle. 


On October 21, 1934, a son was born to William and Mary (Hinman) Raschke of rural Long Prairie. William “Bill” Roger became the brother to sisters, Phyllis and Joan. After graduating from Long Prairie High School, Bill took a position as a teller at the local bank. This would be the first day of an entire career in the banking industry. Bill worked the next 40 plus years at the bank, with the majority of his career working as an Agricultural Loan Officer until he retired. On July 9, 1966, Bill married Linda Lowe, and they were blessed with four amazing children, Cheryl, Renee, Brian and Kelly. They lived on Bill’s home farm in rural Long Prairie where he raised beef cows and farmed his tillable land. Bill’s outgoing and jokester personality made him unforgettable. His work ethic was never ending, with farming and banking full time. When he was not working, he made family a priority. Every Sunday was reserved for family time at the cabin he built on Long Lake near Bertrum, MN. He served his country in the Minnesota National Guard and was a member of the American Legion in Long Prairie. He enjoyed snowmobiling, car racing, deer hunting, bowling, and he would often show his skills to family on water ski’s during their lake time. After retirement, Bill enjoyed traveling and took many cruises. Bill also enjoyed playing bingo at the Legion. Bill was co-owner of a timeshare in Northern Minnesota called Kinmount Kreek Kamp, where the family had a reunion every summer, pausing their chaotic life and making memories.

On Sunday, January 28, 2024, Bill took his last breath here on earth and entered heaven. He was 89 years old. He leaves behind his children, Cheryl Meyers, Renee (Gary) Johnson, Brian (Heather) Raschke, and Kelly (Mike) Mingo; sister, Phyllis Tesch; 10 grandchildren, 9 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews, and many friends. He was welcomed in heaven by his parents, William and Mary Raschke; sister, Joan Faust; brother-in-law Harlan Faust, brother-in-law Wilbur Tesch, and former wife, Linda Raschke.


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February 5, 2024

4:00 PM to 6:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church (Long Prairie)

February 6, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church (Long Prairie)

Funeral Service
February 6, 2024

11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church (Long Prairie)

February 6, 2024

1:15 PM
Lakeview Cemetery
29908 County 2
Grey Eagle, MN 56336


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