Eli A Raber – June 15, 2017

Eli A Raber 79 of 2658 TR 190 Baltic died Thursday, June 15, 2017 at his residence following an extended illness.  He was born December 11, 1937 in Holmes County to the late Albert N. and Lydia E. (Mast) Raber.

He is a retired farmer and most recently was employed at Walnut Creek Lumber. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church. He is survived by his wife, the former Verna Kurtz whom he married April 25, 1963; his 5 children Ada Mae (Wayne) Schlabach of Millersburg, Lena (Atlee) Barkman of Baltic, Bert (Marie) Raber of the home, Betty (Andy) Yoder of Millersburg and Wayne (Sara) Raber of Walnut Creek, 25 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren, a sister Barbara (Wayne) Troyer of Millersburg, and 4 brothers Mose Raber of Sugarcreek, John (Barbara) Raber of Millersburg, Albert (Sarah) Raber of Baltic and Roman (Freda) Raber of New Philadelphia.  In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister-in-law Ada Raber, a grandson Nathan Raber and a niece Barbara Raber. 

Services will be held on Saturday, June 17, 2017 at 9:00 AM at the Raber Residence with Bishop Vernon Hershberger officiating.  Burial will follow in the Raber Cemetery in Clark Twp., Holmes County.  Friends may call anytime at the Raber Residence.  Arrangements are being handled by Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.