Daniel W. Raber


Daniel "Danny" W. Raber, 82, of Ligonier, died at 9:45 am on Saturday, June 15 at Parkview Regional Medical Center, Fort Wayne, due to complications from a bicycle accident.
He was born Nov. 6, 1936, in Holmes County, Ohio, to Wyman and Amanda (Troyer) Raber. On May 16, 1963, in Topeka, he married Mary Alice Yoder. She survives.
Survivors in addition to his wife are two daughters, Leona Ruth (Daniel) Hochstetler of Ligonier, Esta Marlene (Ray) Yoder of Millersburg; son, Jerry Lee Raber of Portland, Oregon; eight grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; two sisters, Arie (Arliegh) Schlabach, Ida (Andy) Miller both of Holmes County, Ohio; five brothers, Eli (Gladys) Raber, Freeman (Melva) Raber, Henry (Clara) Raber, Owen (Anna) Raber, all of Holmes County, Ohio, Junior (Jennie) Raber of Sarasota, Florida; and brother-in-law, Robert Wengard of Holmes County, Ohio.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three sisters, Lizzie Wengard, Ada Raber and Esta Raber.
Daniel worked many years in the mobile home industry. After retiring, he and Mary Alice spent winters in Florida where he was an excellent handyman to his friends and neighbors. He was a member of the Old Order Amish Church.
Visitation will be after 2 p.m. Sunday, June 16, and all day Monday, June 17, at the family residence, 8769 N. 700 West, Ligonier. Funeral services will be at 9:30 a.m. Tuesday, June 18 at the Ferman Miller residence, 8600 N. 700 West, Ligonier. Services will be conducted by Bishop Dean Miller and the home ministers. Burial will be in Hawpatch Cemetery, Topeka. Miller-Stewart Funeral Home, Middlebury, is assisting the family with arrangements.
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