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Mrs. Mildred B. Raatz Obituary


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“Karen, my sincere sympathy goes out to you with the passing of your Mother. She lived such a long life. Both Mom and Dad were truly blessed. I...Read More »
1 of 10 | Posted by: Mary Ann DiSantis - Palos Heights, IL

“I have known Mildred & George Raatz since I was 13. I do not know a more joyous and loving couple. They did everything together and injoyed life to...Read More »
2 of 10 | Posted by: Robert Olsick - Lemont, IL

“Dear Family, I've known the Raatz family since the 1950's when they moved across the street from my family. What an awesome celebration of life. ...Read More »
3 of 10 | Posted by: Barbara Swatnick Martin - IL

“I am very sorry for your loss. May all the good memories fill your heart always. ”
4 of 10 | Posted by: Leanne Jankowicz - chicago, IL

“A friend of Karen's, I met Mrs. Raatz (and Mr.) in 7th grade. We spent many fun times at their house, and I remember how gracious, and happy Mrs....Read More »
5 of 10 | Posted by: Judy Gibbs Burton - FL

“Mildred,like my parents, who were from the Mt. Greenwood/South Chicago area, was a part of what has rightly been called the "Greatest Generation"....Read More »
6 of 10 | Posted by: Mark Grotzke - Midlothian, IL

“Thoughts and prayers for your family. May your find strength in happy memories of your Mom.esF93 ”
7 of 10 | Posted by: Ruth Hoover - Glendale, AZ

“What a Beautiful, Charming, Kind Lady. I am a very lucky guy to have known her and to have her as a Mother-In-Law. I shall never forget the smile...Read More »
8 of 10 | Posted by: Rick Hoover - St. Charles, IL

“I remember Mrs. Raatz as always being enthusiastic and interested in what "the girls" were doing, whether it be a fashion show in the basement, or...Read More »
9 of 10 | Posted by: Marlene Nevell - Bonita Springs, FL

“Mrs. (and Mr.) Raatz were my parents best friends. We grew up across the street from them on 91st Hamlin in Evergreen Park, IL. I remember Mrs....Read More »
10 of 10 | Posted by: Jeri Swatnick Parks - IL


Mildred B. Raatz, nee Jara, US Navy Veteran, age 97 at peace on January 3, 2013. Beloved wife of the late George. Loving mother of Karen (Rick) Hoover & Wendy Hussain. Loving grandmother of Jeffrey Olsick, Unmbar & Aacia Hussain. Dear aunt of many nieces & nephews. Resting at Zimmerman & Sandeman-Orland Funeral Home and Cremation Service, 9900 W. 143rd St., Monday from 9:00 AM until time of service 10:00 AM. Interment at the Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials made to Ingalls Hospice Care, 1 Ingalls Dr., Harvey, IL 60426 would be appreciated. Info. 708-460-7500 or visit zimmermansandeman.com