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Andrew Raber

Andrew B. Raber, 92, Shipshewana, died Tuesday, January 14, 2014 at Life Care Center of LaGrange.

    He was born September 12, 1921, in LaGrange County, to Benjamin and Anna (Lehman) Raber.

    He was a farmer and blacksmith and a member of the Old Order Amish Church, becoming an ordained minister in 1956.

    He was married November 23, 1944, in Shipshewana, to Alta Farmwald. She preceded him in death on May 1, 1999.

    Surviving are two daughters, Anna F. (Amos) Hochstetler, Howe, and Sue E. Raber, LaGrange; three sons, LaVern (Leona) Raber, Shipshewana, Wilbur (Esther) Raber, Ligonier, and Harvey (Mary) Raber, Millersburg, Ind.; 35 grandchildren; 102 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Mary Raber and Soloma Raber, both of Topeka; and one brother, Joni (Fannie M.) Raber, Middlebury.

    He was preceded in death by his parents, two sisters, Abigail Bontager and Mattie Raber, and three brothers, Abraham Raber, Moses Raber and John Raber.

    Visitation is after 2 p.m. Thursday, January 16, and all day Friday, January 17, at the Steve Raber residence, 5980W 200N in Shipshewana.

    Funeral services will be 9:30 a.m. Saturday, January 18, at the Steve Raber residence, 5980W 200N in Shipshewana, with Bishop Menno Petersheim and home ministers officiating.

    Burial will be in East Barren Cemetery, Shipshewana.

    Online condolences may be sent at millerstewartfuneral home.com.

    Miller-Stewart Funeral Home in Middlebury is in charge of arrangements.