Francis Olan Raabe, Jr.

Francis Olan Raabe, Jr., 76, of Sigel, PA passed away on Wednesday, December 20, 2017, surrounded by his family.

Olan was born on January 29, 1941 in Butler, PA to Francis Olan Raabe and Della June (Thompson) Raabe.

He married Margaret McNutt on April 2, 1967 and together they raised two children, Jennifer (Dennis) Walters of Butler, and Michael (Jamie) Raabe of Denver, CO. He adored his grandchildren, Keegan Walters of Kilmarnock, VA, Mackenzie Walters of Honolulu, HI, and Henry & Lili Raabe of Denver, CO. In addition to his wife, children, and grandchildren, his brother, Jesse (Helen) Raabe and numerous nieces and nephews survive him.

Olan was a 1959 graduate of Butler High School and worked in the Shear Dept. of Pullman Standard from 1962-1981. He then was the owner of Raabe’s Upholstery shop in Lyndora. He was a meticulous craftsman.

He was a member of the Single Action Shooting Society, East Butler Hunting & Fishing Club, Happy Hunters, Oneida Valley Bowhunters, Sigel Sportsman Club, and the American Trap Shooters Association. Olan loved the outdoors, country music, professional wrestling, old western movies, cowboy action shooting, baseball, his dogs, and most of all his family.

The family would like to express their deep gratitude to his very special nurses at Jefferson Manor for their care and attention during a very difficult time. They are truly angels here on Earth.

Friends are invited to a Celebration of Olan’s life on Thursday, December 28, 2017 from 7 – 9 pm at Thompson-Miller Funeral Home, Inc., 124 E. North St., Butler, PA 16001. Casual attire is requested.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial donations be made in Olan’s memory to Tri County Animal Rescue Center, 9562 US-322, Shippenville, PA 16254 or

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