Jack G. Raben

Enumclaw resident Jack G. Raben, 84, died April 9, 2014.

Hew as born Feb. 12, 1930, in Clearfield, S.D., to Leo & LaVerna Raben. He served in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany. He married Ila on Feb. 25, 1956, in Burlington, Wash. He worked for Scott Paper in Everett for 13 years before opening Jack Raben Painting in the Lynn-wood area. After retirement, he and his wife moved to Enumclaw where he was well known for his bird houses, joke telling and cribbage playing.

He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Ila Raben of Enumclaw; daughters Susan Petitclerc and husband Gary of Enumclaw and Janet E. Burress and husband Mitchell P. of Kodat, Tenn.; brother Dale Raben and wife Patricia of Forks, Wash.; sister Aloha Zurfluh of Monroe, Wash.; six grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by sister Shirley Woolery.

Arrangements were by Weeks’ Funeral Home in Buckley.

All may sign the online guest book at www.weeksfuneralhomes.com.

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