Daniel “Rosco” K. Raatz, 68, of Wausau, passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2022, at his residence.
Daniel was born on November 11, 1953, the son of Lawrence and Marion (Schmitt) Raatz. He graduated from Wausau East in 1971. Daniel was united in marriage to Patricia Peroutka in 1973 at St. Annes Catholic Church in Wausau. Daniel worked as a maintenance technician for 44 years at Aspirus Wausau Hospital, retiring in May of 2019.
Rosco enjoyed hunting, fishing, cheering on his favorite teams, the Brewers, and the Packers, watching Nascar and caring for his very large vegetable garden. He loved his 1986 Monte Carlo, working on the farm and most of all helping his friends and family.
Rosco is survived by his wife, Patricia; his children Michelle (Shane Cichon) Raatz of Wausau and Ryan (Sammy Blazei) Raatz of Wausau; his granddaughter Cali Raatz of Wausau and his siblings Jeff (Sue) Raatz of Wausau and Sharon (Ray) Schirmer of Wausau.
He was preceded by his parents Lawrence and Marion.
His funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, May 12, 2022, at Helke Funeral Home, 302 Spruce Street, Wausau. Rev. Mike Weaver will officiate. Burial will be at Restlawn Memorial Park Cemetery, Wausau. Visitation will be from 10 AM until the time of service at the funeral home.
Helke Funeral Home, Wausau, is assisting the family with arrangements. To share condolences and memories with the family, please visit www.helke.com.