RAAF, Idella

Idella Raaf

Rosa Idella Raaf passed away, August 19, 2017 at the age of 95 years. Idella was born December 3, 1921 to Philip & Anna Ehnisz of Burstall, Saskatchewan. She and her four brothers and sisters attended a one room country school known as Richville. In 1940 she married Theodore (Ted Raaf) where they farmed north of Richmond, SK. In 1953 the Raaf family moved to Medicine Hat, AB. In 1962 the family moved to Three Hills where she lived on the farm, moved into town and later to the Golden Hills Lodge, the Chateau and finally to Olds Long-Term Care Facility in 2014. She was predeceased by Edna and Emanuel Roth, Henry and Elma Schick, Emil and Beulah Ehnisz, Harry and Loretta Ehnisz, Mabel Miller, Fred and Janet Ehnisz, including several brothers-in-law, Herbert Burkart and Reuben Zepick from the Raaf side of the family. She was also predeceased by Helen and John Rothfus, Annie and Jake Rothfus and her parents-in-law, John and Matilda Raaf. Only three sisters, Lillian Burkart of Medicine Hat, Lena Zepick of Wichita Kansa, Viola (Paul) Deering of Calgary, one brother Raymond (Idella) Ehnisz of Medicine Hat and one sister-in-law Kathleen Ehnisz of Medicine Hat remain to mourn her memory. Idella was also predeceased by her husband, Ted Raaf in October of 1983. She leaves behind two sons: Jerry (Rainie) Raaf of Abbotsford, B.C. and Virgil Raaf of Three Hills as well as two grandchildren: Rochelle (Jeremy) Boese of Grande Prairie and John IV Gavin (Kyra Gallant) Raaf of Three Hills as well as five great grandchildren: Kannin, Talon, Maris, Chloe and Ryder. Mom was noted for her infectious laugh and giggle. Her humour was unique. She loved her grandkids and great grandkids. Her eyes would light up as soon as she saw them. She routinely prayed for her family, her siblings, nieces and nephews, their spouses and families. Idella loved the Lord and couldn’t wait to go home. Funeral services were held on Monday August 28, 2017 at 2:00 pm at Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church, Three Hills. Donations in Idella’s memory may be made to the Gideon’s or Samaritan’s Purse. Kneehill Funeral Services entrusted wit arrangements 443-5111, 442-2123.