Dr. Charles Raether

Dr. Charles V. Raether, 85, of New Holstein passed away Nov. 10, 2021.

He was born July 7, 1936 in Casco, son of the late Charles J. Raether and Mary J. (Moreau) Raether.

He is survived by his daughters, Jane (David) Teske, Suzanne (Ronald) Balint, and sons Dr. Jon (Ranae) Raether, and Dr. Peter (Cassie) Raether; grandfather of Paul and Tony Halverson, Steven Balint and Peter Misurell, Jacob and Jessica Raether, Ella, Claire, Jack, and Carly Raether; his sisters Victoria (late Guy) Bretl and Lou Ann (late Kenneth) Pavlik; and his sister-in-law Karen (late Robert) Heim. He is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

He also was preceded in death by his in-laws Mary and Raymond Drossart and sister-in-law Bette (Drossart) Johnson.

Chuck grew up in Casco and went on to obtain his Doctor of Chiropractic from Logan College of Chiropractic in St. Louis, Missouri. On Nov. 30, 1957 he married Mary Ellen (Drossart) Raether, and they moved to New Holstein where he built a very successful practice. Chuck loved to golf, play cards and work on his lawn. We all strive to make chicken on the grill like he did. He called it his two “Manhattan” chicken and it’s hard to replicate.

There is no doubt that our dad was a fantastic chiropractor and absolutely loved his patients. This was not a job, it was his passion and he spent over 50 years serving the community. He spent so much time studying and researching to bring the best care possible to his patients. He helped so many people feel better and built an unbelievable practice of which he was extremely proud.

The family would like to thank Caring Hands in New Holstein for their love and care of our dad. They did everything to keep him comfortable and were with him when he took his last breath. We appreciate your patience with him. The staff took such great care of him and they are extremely caring people. You are all invaluable. Thank you also to Calumet County Home Health and Hospice who stepped in at the end to make sure he had additional care and comfort.

Private services will be held.

The Sippel Funeral Home in New Holstein is assisting the family—(920) 898-4300 or visit www.sippelfuneralhome.net.

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