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James P. Raboin
James P. Raboin, 81, of Stephenson, Mi. passed away on Wednesday, April 17 at St. Mary's Hospital in Green Bay.
Born on May 27, 1931 in Daggett, Mi. the eighth child out of 11 children born to the late Napoleon and Agnes (Pairon) Raboin, he was a 1950 graduate of Stephenson High School.
He served in the United States Army in Germany from 1952 until his discharge in 1954. Following service he worked for the Menominee County Road Commission. On June 2, 1956 he married the former Margaret Nerat at Precious Blood Catholic Church. In 1960 he was hired by Sheriff Ed Reindl to fill the spot his father-in-law had until his death. He worked as a deputy for the Menominee County Sheriff's department for 30 years, retiring in 1990. He was an avid beer can collector and a person who could make people laugh, never forgetting a good joke.
Survivors include his wife of 56 years, Margaret; a daughter, Jane Raygo; a son, James (Donna) Raboin; six grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a step-granddaughter; two step-great-grandchildren; a brother, Donald (Manette) Raboin; two sisters, Laura Bushonville and Louise (John) Wolosick; special friend, Michael Raygo and many nieces and nephews.
Along with his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant daughter; three brothers, Art, Fred and George; four sisters, Dorothy Weisinger, Mable Morosi, Irene Borski and Josephine Lahay and his in-laws, Martin and Anna Nerat.
Family and friends called at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home, Stephenson, Mi. on Friday, April 19 after 4 p.m. until time of the military rites at 7 p.m. Visitation continued at the funeral home on Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. until 10:45 am., followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. at Precious Blood Catholic Church. Fr. Michael Ocran officiated and burial was in Birch Creek Cemetery. Donations may be made in his name to the Mid County Rescue Squad and the Barb Palzewic Hope Memorial Cancer Fund.
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