Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, March 29, 2023 at 9:00 am at the Community Building, 14583 Salt Creek Road, Apple Creek, with Bishop Owen Miller officiating. Burial will be in the Hershberger Cemetery. Friends may call at the Community Building on Monday from 5-8:00 pm or on Tuesday from 12-4:00 pm and 6-8:00 pm. Spidell Funeral Home in Mount Eaton is handling the arrangements.
Ben J.E. Raber, 81, of Apple Creek, passed away on Sunday, March 26, 2023 at Glendora Health Care Center in Wooster.
He was born in Holmes County on June 25, 1941 to the late John F. and Elizabeth B. (Yoder) Raber and married Mary Miller on May 3, 1962 and she survives.
He was a member of the Amish Church.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by children, Edward (Kim) Raber of Vienna, OH and Lovina (Mose) Yoder of Apple Creek; seven grandchildren; four great granddaughters; a step-granddaughter; 3 step-great grandchildren; brothers, Mose (Sadie) Raber, Eli (Katie) Raber, Emanuel (Iva) Raber, Abe (Sarah) Raber and Dan (Lovina) Raber; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by an infant sister.