2015-09-24 / Obituaries

Leona Schultz Raschke

Funeral services for Leona Raschke, 90 of Paige, Texas, are scheduled for 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 24, 2015 at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings with Rev. Jeremy Walloch officiating. Burial will follow in the St. John Lutheran Cemetery in Paige, Texas. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. and on Thursday, September 24, 2015 from 7:00 a.m. until 10:00 a.m. at Phillips & Luckey Funeral Home in Giddings. The family will be present for visitation Wednesday evening from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.

Leona Augusta (Schultz) Raschke was born on July 28, 1925 in Paige, Texas to Emil Hugo Edward Schultz and Minnie Margaret (Voight) Schultz. She was united in marriage to Reinhold L. “Happy” Raschke on September 17, 1951 at Martin Luther Lutheran Church in Giddings by Rev. Fred Mgebroff. They had one son, Wayne. Leona was a longtime member of the Sons of Hermann Lodge in Paige and enjoyed fishing, playing dominoes, traveling and spending time visiting with family and friends. She worked hard her entire life and spent countless hours working in her yard and keeping it looking nice. Leona passed away the afternoon of Sunday, September 20, 2015 at the Giddings Residence and Rehabilitation Center after suffering from the effects of Alzheimer’s Disease for the past 10 years.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Emil & Minnie Schultz; her husband, Reinhold “Happy” Raschke; her son, Wayne Allen Raschke; her sister and brother-in-law, Erna & Leon Rachui and three brothers, Alvin, Oscar and her twin brother, Leon Schultz.

Leona is survived by her nephew and caretakers for the last 10 years, Otis Marburger & his wife, Shirley of Paige; her nephew, Eldie Voight of Paige; her nieces, Annie Mae Chernosky & her husband, Clarence of Dime Box and Gloria Lawrence & her husband, Don of Giddings as well as other nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

Memorials may be made to Hospice Brazos Valley, 1048 North Jefferson Street, La Grange, Texas 78945 or to the charity of one’s choice.

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