Dorothy M. Raasch

May 6, 1920 – May 16, 2014

Dorothy M. Raasch of Waukesha died on May 16, 2014, at the age of 94. Dorothy was born May 6, 1920, in Mitchell, S.D., the daughter of John and Mabelle Reichenback. She was married to Earl A. Raasch in Ashippun on June 24, 1944.

She was preceded in death by her husband Earl, parents and sister Katherine Loitwood.

She was a registered nurse and practiced her profession at Watertown Memorial Hospital prior to raising her family and subsequently at the Home for Aged Lutherans in Wauwatosa. She was a regular volunteer at churches of which she was a member, including Mount Calvary Lutheran Church in Milwaukee and St. John’s Lutheran Church, North Prairie. She enjoyed sewing and embroidery, and cooking for and entertaining family and friends.

Dorothy will be missed by her sons, John and wife Nancy and Stephen and wife Jean. She is also survived by sisters Jo Ann Strader and Shirley Nagel; grandchildren Mark (Danielle) and Matthew, as well as Sarah Irvine and Rachel (Daniel) O’Connor; and great-granddaughter Maura O’Connor.

Visitation will be Thursday, May 22, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road (at highways J and JJ, four blocks south of Interstate 94), Waukesha, from 11 AM until the time of the funeral service at 1 PM.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Dorothy’s name may be given to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 312 N. Main St., North Prairie, WI 53153; Bethesda Lutheran Communities, 600 Hoffman Drive, Watertown, WI 53094; or AngelsGrace Hospice, P.O. Box 1639, Waukesha, WI 53187-9824.

Church and Chapel Rudolph-Larsen Bros. Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions. To receive this notice, text 1383660 to 414-301-6422.