A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 11a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Abbotsford, with the Rev. Dan Hackel officiating. Burial will be at the Abbotsford Public Cemetery.
Visitation will be at the Maurina-Schilling Funeral Home in Abbotsford from 4 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 20, and at the church from 9 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 21, until the Mass. A parish prayer service and a rosary service will be at 4:30pm Tuesday at the funeral home.
Condolences may be offered online at www.maurinaschilling.com.
Mrs. Raatz was born Feb. 25, 1960, a daughter of the late Henry M. and Mary L. (Downer) Weix. She graduated from Abbotsford High School in 1978.
After graduation, she moved to Washington, D.C., to work for the FBI. She was employed there for a year and then moved back home due to complications with her mother having knee surgery. She then went to work for her parents at H&M furniture and Spring Crest draperies.
She was married to Otto Raatz Nov. 8, 1980, at St. Bernard Catholic Church in Abbotsford.
They purchased Spring Crest Draperies in 1992. She also worked in sales for AIG Travel Guard and was municipal judge in Abbotsford.
She was a longtime member of St. Bernard Catholic Church in Abbotsford and served as president of the Housing Authority of Abbotsford.
She played organ and piano for St. Bernard Catholic Church for 28 years and also played the trumpet, clarinet and flute.
She went back to school for an associate degree in medical transcription.
Mrs. Raatz was diagnosed with Stage IV endometrial carcinosarcoma, a fast-moving, aggressive cancer, in February 2013.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Heather (Chad DeVore) Calverley, Wisconsin Rapids, and Crystal (Andrew) Wuethrich, Marshfield; one son, Michael (Lynnea Chelmo), Abbotsford; two sisters, Katherine (Duane) Frey, Medford, and Mary Jane (Mike), Linton, Ind.; and six grandchildren.