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Steve Anthony Raskie

November 29, 1938 ~ December 28, 2021 (age 83)

Obituary

Steve Raskie, age 83 of Centerville, passed away Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at MercyOne Medical Center in Centerville.

Steve was born on November 29, 1938 in Cincinnati, Iowa, the son of Steve Vincent Raskie and Eva (Cinkovich) Raskie.  He graduated from Cincinnati High School with the Class of 1957. He was united in marriage to Doris Kirkland on June 7, 1958. To this union, five children were born, Rick, Michael, Steve, Cynthia, and Stacey.

After high school, Steve began working for Mott Construction.  He also assisted with constructing the Rathbun Dam.  He later accepted a position at Young Radiator and worked there for several years before retiring.  Steve was a long-time member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Centerville and worked as a custodian at St. Mary’s Catholic Church and St. Mary’s School for many years.  He was active in the Knights of Columbus.

Steve loved taking his wife Doris dancing to Polka music on Saturday nights.  He was passionate about wood working and loved to build bird houses.  He also enjoyed hunting, trapping, gardening, playing cards, reading, watching westerns, playing the harmonica, mushroom hunting and hunting nuts-a family tradition.

Left to honor Steve’s memory are his children, Rick (Rhonda) Raskie of Exline, Michael (Shona) Raskie of Exline, Steve Raskie of Centerville, Cynthia Myers of Centerville, and Stacey (Tray) Wade of West Des Moines; eleven grandchildren,  Robert (Heather) Raskie, Rendy Raskie, Randall (Shannon) Raskie, Natasha Myers, Jacob Myers, Ashley Hart, Lacey Myers, Ciesel Myers, Katie Myers, Hallye Wade, and Norah Wade; nine great grandchildren, Gracie McVeigh, Taylor McVeigh, Torri McVeigh, Harper Hart, Nellie Hart, Raleigh Raskie, Andersen Raskie, Landon Vangalder, and Raylin Raskie; siblings, Gabe Raskie of Centerville, Helen Hawk of Centerville, Cecelia Budiselich of Centerville, Teenie Kolniak of Burr Ridge, Illinois, and Pat (Jim) Jolly of Roscoe, Illinois; as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

Steve was preceded in death by his parents, Steve and Eva Raskie; six siblings, George Raskie, Mike Raskie, Mary Adams, Eva Ruark, Frances Sniegowski and Carl Raskie; as well as several extended family members.

Per Steve’s wishes, cremation has been accorded.  A visitation celebrating Steve’s life will be held Monday, January 3, 2022 at Lange Funeral Home and Crematory in Centerville, with the family greeting friends from 5-7PM, with a prayer service will be conducted at 5:00PM.  A Joint Celebration of Christian Burial for Steve and Doris will be held at 10AM, Tuesday, January 4, 2022 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Centerville with Fr. Timothy Armbruster officiating.  Burial will be held at a later date in the Numa Cemetery.  Memorials have been established to St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Centerville, IA, and may be mailed to Lange Funeral Home and Crematory, ATTN: Steve Raskie Family, 1900 South 18th Street, Centerville, Iowa 52544.  Condolences may be shared online at www.langefh.com or on our funeral home Facebook page.

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Services

Prayer Service
Monday
January 3, 2022

5:00 PM
Lange Funeral Home & Crematory
1900 S. 18th St.
Centerville, IA 52544

Visitation
Monday
January 3, 2022

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Lange Funeral Home & Crematory
1900 South 18th St
Centerville, IA 52544

Memorial Mass
Tuesday
January 4, 2022

10:00 AM
Lange Funeral Home & Crematory
1900 South 18th St
Centerville, IA 52544

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