Charles R. Raines

Sept. 21, 1922 - Oct. 4, 2006

Charles R. Raines, 84, died unexpectedly Wednesday, Oct. 4, 2006, at his Waukesha home. He was born in Tennessee on Sept. 21, 1922, to Jesse and Ida Lee (Nealy) Raines.

Charles served his country with honor during World War II, serving in the Army. He was a retired lieutenant from the Elm Grove Police Department. He was a long-time member of the Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ.

He is survived by his son, Kevin Raines (Maureen Bestland) of Waukesha, and his granddaughter, Anna Kate Bestland-Raines of Waukesha. Other relatives and friends also survive.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Joyce Loth Raines.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, Oct. 10, 2006, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Randle-Dable Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave. Funeral services will be held Wednesday, Oct. 11, 2006, at 11 a.m. at the First Congregational Church, 100 E. Broadway. Burial to follow at Prairie Home Cemetery.

If desired, memorials to the Evangelical and Reformed United Church of Christ Rebuilding Fund, 1220 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186.

For further information, call Randle-Dable Funeral Home at 547-4035 or visit online at www.randledable.com.