Joe A. Raber – February 21, 2018

Joe A. Raber 75 of 5807 CR 77 Millersburg was called home on Wednesday, February 21, 2018 at his home with family by his side following a 2 year struggle with cancer. 

He was born July 21, 1942 in Holmes County to the late Abe A. and Mattie (Beachy) Raber. He was the founder and owner of Refrigeration 77, and took pride in his role in the community, and interacting with his customers. 

He was a member of Sharon Mennonite Church in Sugarcreek, loved spending time with his wife, children and grandchildren and enjoyed fishing and hunting. 

He is survived by his wife, the former Katie Chupp whom he married on February 10, 1966,; his children Lilly (Mark) Byler of Millersburg, Vi (Ivan) Hostetler of Berlin, Jason (Melissa) Raber of Dundee and Amy (Kevin) Mullet of Sugarcreek; grandchildren Kelsey, Terrell and Natalie Byler, Tyler, Creed, Damon, and Derek Hostetler, Mateo and Lucia Raber and Peyton and Sawyer Mullet. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brothers Levi Raber and Roman Raber. 

Services will be held on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 10:00 AM at Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek with Pastor Ed Yoder officiating.  Burial will be in Union Hill Cemetery in Sugarcreek.  Friends may call on Thursday (Today) from 1-4 PM and 5-8 PM at Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek.