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Leslie "Les" R. Raboin

June 14, 1942 ~ July 21, 2022 (age 80)

Obituary

Les was born and raised in Goodman, WI. He met his wife Diane on a romantic night at the roller rink when she was 16 and he was 20. After they got married October 10th, 1964, they moved to Appleton, WI. There they started their family, having three children before moving to Wausau, WI to raise their family and added one more child to the mix. Wausau was where they settled, and Les began his career as a salesman for Wausau Window and Wall Systems. After all his hard work, he was able to retire and start enjoying all the things he loved full time.

Les loved to build and fly RC airplanes, snowmobile, and travel with the 5th wheel to Gulf Shores for many winters. There he and Diane were able to make lifelong friends including all their plastic flamingo friends. But Les' favorite fun was camping. He was able to take the land he grew up on in Goodman and turn it into their up north paradise. Filled with campfires, bears, and endless Johnny Cash.

 

Les’ most important things in life were his family. He always had a special soft spot for his grandchildren and great grandchildren. Les' gentleman like smile and infectious energy would brighten any room That will be missed the most.

 

Survivors include: Spouse - Diane Raboin; Children - Jeff Raboin, Renae Laffin (Lester Reynolds), Chris (Gina) Raboin; Grandchildren - Erica Laffin (Elliott Johnson), Zack, Brendan, and Evan Raboin; Great-Grandchildren - Ashlynd and Baylyn Laffin Also survived by: Siblings – Beatrice (Stan) Shirfinski, Jean (Dave) Lepp, Ken (Dolores) Raboin, Jim(Kelly) Raboin, Debbie (Steve) Chaney, and many nieces, nephews, cousins, friends, and Bailey his best pet dog friend

Preceded in death by - Father and Mother - Norman (Edna) Raboin; Daughter - Shelly Raboin; Mother-in-law - Myrtle (Kelly) Johnson and his dog Duffer

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, July 27, 2022, at 10:30 A.M. at St. Matthew Catholic Church in Wausau, WI with Father Robert Thorn officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 A.M. until 10:15 A.M. prior to services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the family that will be designated at a later date.

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Services

Visitation
Wednesday
July 27, 2022

9:00 AM to 10:15 AM
Saint Matthew Catholic Parsh
229 South 28th Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401

Funeral Service
Wednesday
July 27, 2022

10:30 AM
Saint Matthew Catholic Parsh
229 South 28th Avenue
Wausau, WI 54401

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