Nelson D. Raber

June 26, 1941 - October 24, 2018

Nelson D. Raber, 77, of Strongsville, Ohio passed away peacefully on Wednesday, October 24, 2018. Nelson was born June 26, 1941 in Millersburg, Ohio to the late John and Susie (nee Miller) Raber and moved to Columbia Station as a child. He resided in Valley City for 20 years prior to moving to Strongsville. Nelson owned and operated Nelson’s Barber Shop in Columbia Station for 46 years. He enjoyed bowling and was an avid golfer. After retiring, Nelson practiced his talent of wood working. He will be greatly missed by his wife, Diane (nee Baldrey) of 55 years. Children- Roger (Heather) Raber, Susan (Eric) Whittaker and Amy Raber. Grandchildren- Matthew Eric and Alex Nelson Whittaker. Brother- Allie Raber and sisters- Alma Keys, Verna Monteleone, Amy Cook and Florence Ralph. Preceded in death by brother- Marvin Raber and sister- Mary Pitto. Visitation at the Bauer Funeral Home 2089 Columbia Road Valley City on Tuesday, October 30, 2018 from 4:00-8:00 PM. Family and friends are invited to meet at St. Joseph Catholic Church 12700 Pearl Road, Strongsville, OH for a Mass at 10:00 AM, Weds. October 31, 2018. Private Family Graveside service at Sunset Memorial Park, North Olmsted, Ohio. In lieu of Flowers- The family suggests memorials may be made to the American Red Cross.


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