Mahlon M. Raber
Mahlon M. Raber, 76, of Middlebury died at 5:35 pm on Tuesday, November
20, at the Willard Raber residence, following a battle with cancer. He was  
born on December 15, 1941, in LaGrange County to Melvin and Susie (Miller)
Raber. On December 6, 1962 in Lagrange County he married Freida Marie
Hostetler, she died November 8, 2017. Surviving are four daughters, LeAnna
(Lee) Bontrager and Treva (David) Lambright both of Shipshewana, Erma
(Jonas, Jr.) Miller of Millersburg, Leah Fern (Dennis) Hochstetler of Bremen;
three sons, Willard (Linda) Raber of Shipshewana, Maynard (Darlene) Raber
of Middlebury, Mahlon (Jamie) Raber Jr. of Ligonier; 18 grandchildren, 19
great grandchildren; two sisters, Lydiann (Joe) Stutzman of LaGrange and
Amanda (Mike) Helmuth of Topeka; brother, Levi (Irene) Raber of Wolcottville;
two brother-in-laws, Glen (Carolyn) Lambright and Perry (Carolyn) Miller both
of Topeka. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; two sisters, Annie
Lambright and Ada Miller. Mahlon was a member of the Old Order Amish
Church. He was a retired farmer and had owned Raber's Repair Shop and
had most recently worked at a local buggy shop. Visitation will be after 2:00
pm on Wednesday, November 21, and all day Thursday, November 22, at the
family's residence, 0570 N. 1000 W. Shipshewana. Funeral services will be at
9:30 am on Friday, November 23, at the Mervin Wingard residence, 0635 N.
1000 W. Shipshewana. Services will be conducted by Bishop Wilbur Miller
and the home ministers. Burial will be in Forks Cemetery, Middlebury.

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