Harvey L. Raschke, 86, of Rochester Hills, formerly of Madison Heights, died March 8, 2008, at Medilodge of Rochester Hills after a courageous battle with Alzheimer's disease. He was born Sept. 21, 1921, to the late Fred and Emma Raschke. Mr. Raschke was a Madison Heights resident for 49 years. He served in the U.S. Army during World War II in the 103rd Infantry Division in France and Germany. He was also a member of VFW Post 9507 in Madison Heights. Mr. Raschke retired after 35 years of service as vice president and chief underwriter for Gleaner Life Insurance Society, Adrian. He held a master's degree in life insurance underwriting and was a Charter Life Underwriter and Registered Health Underwriter. He was also a member of the Madison Heights Senior Citizens Center and was an avid bowler, golfer and swimmer. Mr. Raschke is survived by his son, Arthur (Linda) Raschke; grandchildren Jenna L. Raschke, Michael G. (Alissa L. Spencer) Raschke, Jacqueline M. (John) McDermott; great-granddaughter Macy Lyn McDermott; sister Evelyn Rugger of Clearwater, Fla.; brother- and sister-in-law Wally and Jenny Grugel of Chesterfield Township; and many great-nephews, great-grandnephews, nieces, great-nieces, and great-grandnieces. Mr. Raschke was predeceased in 1999 by his wife of 52 years, Doris M. (Gugel) Raschke. A private family memorial service will be held. Interment will be at the Cadillac Memorial Cemetery in Clinton Township. Arrangements by Pixley Funeral Home, Rochester. Memorial contributions may be made to Cranbrook Hospice Care, 281 Enterprise Court, Suite 300, Bloomfield Hills, MI, 48302.
Published in The Daily Tribune on March 16, 2008.
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