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Manroe Raschke

Manroe Richard "Manny" Raschke

Friday, June 2nd, 1933 - Monday, August 17th, 2020
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Obituary

Local industrialist, Manroe R. “Manny” Raschke, 87, passed away Monday, August 17, 2020 at Hanson Hospice Center, Stevensville, after an extended illness. A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 10 AM at Riverview Cemetery, St. Joseph, with Pastor Adam Bohland officiating. Out of respect for the family and guests in attendance, masks will be required as well as proper social distancing. Seating will be limited; guests are welcome to bring their own chair for their comfort. Memorial contributions in Manny's memory may be made to Zion Evangelical United Church of Christ - St. Joseph, Berrien County Cancer Services, Caring Circle Hospice, or The Salvation Army. Those wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at www.starks-menchinger.com.

Manny was born June 2, 1933 in Benton Harbor, to Walter and Anna (Pantel) Raschke.
He grew up on Wauceda Ave., where as a young boy, he enjoyed the sands of Jean Klock Park and adventures on the Paw Paw River. He attended Morton Hill Grade School and Benton Harbor Junior and Senior High Schools, graduating in 1951. While a senior at Benton Harbor, he enlisted in the United States Naval Reserves, serving for nine years. He attended Western Michigan University pursuing an engineering degree. In 1954, he married his high school sweetheart, Mary Ann Miller, and with whom he has shared sixty-five years of marriage, three children and five granddaughters.

Manny was President and CEO of State Tool & Manufacturing until his retirement in 2008. He was a member of the Point O' Woods Golf and Country Club and Avondale Golf Club in Palm Desert, CA. He was hard working, ambitious, straight-to-the point kind of person whose wit was shared enjoying hobbies of golf, and card games with many friends. His love of family was first and foremost in his life.

He is survived by his wife, Mary Ann; children, Scott Raschke of Benton Harbor, Lynn Raschke of Scottsdale, AZ, Stephanie (John) Merrill of Baroda; granddaughters, Casey Merrill, Allie Merrill, Emily Raschke, Anna Raschke, Rachel Raschke; nieces, Jeri Hogan and Susan (Timm) Pschigoda; and nephews, Dale (Kathy) Schumacher and James (Cathy) Foster.



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Service Details

  • Service

    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 | 10:00am
    When
    Thursday, August 20th, 2020 10:00am
    Location
    Riverview Cemetery
    Address
    2925 Niles Road
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Notes
    A Celebration of Life Graveside Service will be held on Thursday, August 20, 2020 at 10 AM at Riverview Cemetery, St. Joseph, with Pastor Adam Bohland officiating. Out of respect for the family and guests in attendance, masks will be required as well as proper social distancing. Seating will be limited; guests are welcome to bring their own chair for their comfort.
  • Interment

    Location
    Riverview Cemetery
    Address
    2925 Niles Road
    St. Joseph, MI 49085
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email

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Deb Carter

Posted at 07:30pm
Very sorry for your loss. What a great man. May your memories bring you peace and comfort in the coming days... Lot's of "tool & die memories" what a good man! You will be in our thoughts and prayers. Tom & Deb Carter
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John Hine

Posted at 09:17am
So sorry to hear of Manny’s passing, a sad day indeed. As a family we enjoyed every moment with “Mr Raschke.” He’s meant a lot over many years of friendship providing the means to airlift my grandfather back to Florida, an invitation to golf at The Point, or just getting together for laughs. Your entire family is in our thoughts and payers. Please don’t hesitate to call in the days ahead - The Hine Family
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R. J. Hafer

Posted at 07:54am
' Manny ' was the best guy that I ever worked for as a Tool & Die Maker at State Tool & Manufacturing. I was hired and fired about three times. He was a great guy, and liked my homemade wine ! R. J. Hafer 8-20-2020
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SharonMcFall

Posted at 09:40am
Mary Ann, and family, my deepest sympathy for the loss of Manny. I'll always remember his broad smile, so uplifting. I'll always remember our trip to China together, as though it was like yesterday. Although it was almost twenty five years ago it's still a vivid memory. You and Manny have been in my prayers and will remain so for peace and healing.
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Edith Nickel

Posted at 10:45pm
Dear Mary Ann and family, Bruno and I extend our heartfelt sympathy to you all, So sorry to see that Manny has fought a good fight but God had a different plan. We have many good memories of our early years living in the same great neighborhood and the many good times and laughs we shared, We are so thankful we had a chance to be with you not so long ago and Manny, despite his illness, still had that wit. May God watch over you and you find comfort in the good and wonderful memories and the great life you shared.
With loving thoughts, Bruno and Edith Nickel
With loving thoughts, Bruno and Edith Nickel
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