Leonard J. Raasch. Submitted photo
Leonard J. Raasch. Submitted photo

Leonard J. Raasch, age 84 of Spring Valley, died Wednesday May 10, 2017 at Regions Hospital in St. Paul, MN.

Leonard was born December 9, 1932 in Waterford, Wisconsin.  He was the son of Fred and Jesse (Fay) Raasch and grew up in the Racine area.  Leonard worked mostly as long haul trucker for many years.  He married Debra Kinstler March 19, 1977 at the Ono United Methodist Church-Grange Hall.  They have made their home in the Elmwood area for the past 30 years until recently moving to Spring Valley.

Leonard loved being out on the open road in his truck, traveling the country.  He enjoyed spending time with his children and teasing his grandchildren.

Leonard is survived by his wife, Debra, six children, Dennis (Betty), Keith, Kevin (Colleen), Ruth Feller, Kathryn (Michael) Schilling, Dan (Tasha), 13 grandchildren, 11 great grandchildren, two brothers, Allen and Stan Raasch, two sisters, Grace Raasch and Carol (Wally) Kroll, several nieces, nephews other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, a son Darryl, a grandson Charlie.

Memorial services will be 11:00 AM Tuesday May 16, 2017 at the Rock Elm United Methodist Church, rural Elmwood with Rev. Michael Weaver officiating.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 to 7:00 PM Monday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Elmwood and one hour prior to services at the church on Tuesday.

Online condolences may be made at www.rhielfuneralhome.com.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services of Elmwood is serving the family.