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Darlene M. Raber

March 17, 1938 ~ March 30, 2018 (age 80)

Darlene M. “Bunny” Raber, 79, a resident of Lake Township in Allen County, died at 3:49 p.m., Friday, March 30, 2018, at Lutheran Hospital.

 Born April 17, 1938,  in Fort Wayne, a daughter to the late Darwin and Viva (Hagan) Stout.

She graduated from Arcola High School in 1956.

On February 16, 1957, Darlene married Robert E. Raber in Fort Wayne and lived all her adult life in Lake Township.  He preceded her in death on September 18, 2005.

Darlene was a 25 year employee of Super Market Services; she worked there until the store closed.

She was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church-Lake Township.

Her hobbies were browsing in antique stores, pie making for the family and cooking.  She loved her dog, Murphy;  most of all her family and her grandchildren.

Survivor’s include two daughters, Deborah (Jeffrey) Johnson of Churubusco and Michelle (Charlie) Seifert of Fort Wayne; one son, Scott (Alicia) Raber of Churubusco; two sisters, JoEllen (Doug) Snyder of Houston, TX and Susan (Robert) VanEvery of Fort Wayne; nine grandchildren, Nick (Christina) Johnson; Autumn (Michael) Cline; Andrew (Mindy) Johnson; Kim (Jered) Blanchard; Brandon (Carrie) Seifert; Jerika (Jake) Clawson; Sarah (Matt) Hartman; Samantha (James) Krider and Jake Raber; 21 great grandchildren, Ethan; Olivia; Aleasia; Levi; Nora; Charleigh; Daphney; Jack; Zoey; Henley; Ava; Eli; Katelyn; Roman; Meghan; Colt; Macy; Mia; Gabe; Livy and baby Hartman on the way.

Darlene is preceded in death by her son, Douglas and her brother, James D. Stout.

Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 2018, at St. John’s Lutheran Church-Lake Township, 7914 W. Cook Road, Fort Wayne, IN 46818.

The family will receive friends at the church from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday or one hour prior to the service Thursday.

Pastor Ric Barnes will be officiating.

For those who wish, memorials may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church-Lake Township or St. Judes Children’s Hospital.   

Burial will be at a later date at Eel River Cemetery.   


Donations may be made to:

St. John's Lutheran Church--Lake Twp.
7914 West Cook Road, Fort Wayne IN 46818
Tel: 1-260-489-5031

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
501 St. Jude Place, Memphis TN 38105
Tel: 1-800-805-5856
Web: http://www.stjude.org/


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