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Anthony T. Raesky, 91 of Lima, died at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday, July 11, 2012, at Cridersville Health Care.
He was born March 19, 1921, in Montezuma, the son of the late Flora (Yantze) and Jacob Raesky. On Oct. 4, 1958, he married Dorothy J. Parker, who survives.
Also surviving are three daughters, Laura (John) Gabel, of Wapakoneta, Anne (Terry) Johnson, of Texas, and Mary (Jim) Pohlabel, of Hamilton; eight grandchildren, Luke Gabel, Grant Gabel, Phillip Gabel, Sarah Johnson, Mary Johnson, Adam Pohlabel, Hannah Pohlabel, and Jacob Pohlabel.
He was preceded in death by two sisters and three brothers.
Mr. Raesky retired from Phillips Corporation in Ottawa. He is a graduate of St. Joseph High School in Wapakoneta and is a member of St. Charles Catholic Church in Lima. After graduating, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served in the Pacific during World War II. He is a life member of the V.F.W. Post 8445 and the K of C, both of Wapakoneta. He enjoyed spending time with family, gardening, and watching sports.
Private family services are to be held with burial to be held in St. Joseph Cemetery in Wapakoneta.
Military rites will be observed by V.F.W. Post 8445 of Wapakoneta.
Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, in Cridersville.
Contributions may be made to St. Charles Catholic Church or the donorâ€™s choice.
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