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Frank William "Bill" Rahe

January 23, 1941 ~ October 22, 2022 (age 81) 81 Years Old


Frank William Rahe "Bill" 81, passed away October 22, 2022 in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Bill was born January 23, 1941 in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Raised in Aurora, Indiana, Bill attended St. John's Lutheran School and Church.  He served as president and Valedictorian of his Aurora High School Class of 1959.  A member of Beta Theta Pi Fraternity, Bill graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering from Purdue University in 1964.  After serving as a Captain in the US Army, Bill worked in pharmaceutical engineering at Eli Lilly for 35 years.  During his years at Eli Lilly, Bill attained his Master's in Business Degree and a law degree from Indiana University.  Then he worked as a consultant for pharmaceuticals all over the world from 2002 until September 2022.

Bill and his wife Stephanie Keegan Rahe (originally from Memphis, Tennessee) were married October 3, 1964, (Stephanie not realizing that the first weekend in October conflicted with the beloved Aurora Farmers Fair) and resided full time in Indianapolis, IN. until 2006.  They have had a home in Sanibel Island, Florida since 2001, and resided part time in Raliegh, NC from 2006 until 2021.  Bill was a very active member of his church and civic communities every place he resided.

Bill is proceeded in death by his mother and father, Dr.  Arthur and Laura (Busse) Rahe, and brother, Arthur Rahe of Auburn, Indiana.  He is survived by his wife, Stephanie Rahe, son, Eric Christian Rahe, daughter, Rebecca Rahe DeGroodt, granddaughters, Madeline and Caroline DeGroodt, Anna Kate and Eloise Rahe, grandson, Frank William Rahe the 2nd and brothers, John Rahe of Goshen, IN., Melvin Rahe of New Albany, IN., and Martin Rahe of Cincinnati, OH.

A graveside memorial service will be held at River View Cemetery, 3635 E. Laughery Creek Road at 11:00 am on Saturday, November 19th.  In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to St. John Lutheran School, 222 Mechanic Street, Aurora, IN. 47001 or The National PKU Alliance at www.npkua.org 

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Graveside Service
November 19, 2022

11:00 AM
River View Cemetery, Aurora, Indiana


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