Kenneth Raschke Obituary

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Kenneth Ogden Raschke

March 22, 1930 - October 1, 2012
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Kenneth O. Raschke, born March 23, 1930 in Chicago, died October 1, 2012. Ken's greatest joy was being married to Joanne for 60 years, but he also delighted in spoiling his four daughters, Gwenne Causey, Karen Raschke, Janet Page, and Susie Himes, and his ten granddaughters, two grandsons, and one great grandson. He spent nearly his entire working life with Western Electric, ending his career as Vice President and General Manager of the North Carolina Works in Winston-Salem. He hated having to oversee the closing of that plant, but the employees were so grateful for the way he looked out for them that they took out a full-page newspaper...
Kenneth O. Raschke, born March 23, 1930 in Chicago, died October 1, 2012. Ken's greatest joy was being married to Joanne for 60 years, but he also delighted in spoiling his four daughters, Gwenne Causey, Karen Raschke, Janet Page, and Susie Himes, and his ten granddaughters, two grandsons, and one great grandson. He spent nearly his entire working life with Western Electric, ending his career as Vice President and General Manager of the North Carolina Works in Winston-Salem. He hated having to oversee the closing of that plant, but the employees were so grateful for the way he looked out for them that they took out a full-page newspaper ad to thank him. Ken was an avid tennis player, enjoyed traveling with his life-long love, Joanne, and cut a dashing figure driving a bright yellow Corvette convertible. Ken held a Bachelor's degree in Business and Economics and a Master's degree in Economics and Labor Relations from Illinois Institute of Technology. During his retirement, he founded and led the Lucent Retiree Organization, with thousands of members.

A memorial service will be held at 3:00 on Thursday, October 4, 2012, at Frank Vogler & Sons, 2951 Reynolda Road, Winston-Salem, NC 27106. A reception will follow the memorial service at the funeral home. Joanne and the rest of the family ask that donations in Ken's honor be made to the ALS Association Jim Catfish Hunter Chapter, 120-101 Penmarc Drive, Raleigh, NC 27603 or to the research efforts of the National Multiple Sclerosis Society, P.O. Box 4527, New York, NY 10163.

On line condolences may be made to www.frankvoglerandsons.com

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