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In Loving Memory of

Michael Raffe

April 20th, 2024


Michael Raffe, 73, beloved husband of Jenny Lynn nee Haumann for 18 years; loving father of Justin Michael, Ian Alexander and Matthew Isaiah Raffe; dear brother of Rachel (the late Julius) Brachman and Larry (Judy) Raffe; fond brother-in-law of Frank Sladek; many loving nieces and nephews.

Mike Raffe was highly respected in the two racing groups he avidly participated in Raffe Firkus, racing with the Chicago Wise Guys a brotherhood of racers. They built and raced many cars together and enjoyed it to the fullest. Chicago Gearheads racing with his personal 1972 Chevy Nova, cruising with the 1965 Buick Skylark and lastly the 1966 Pontiac Catalina.

Chapel service, Friday, 12:15 PM at Shalom Memorial Funeral Home, 1700 W. Rand Road, Arlington Heights. Interment Shalom Memorial Park. For information, including a link to view the service, shiva or to leave condolences: Shalom Memorial Funeral Home or (847) 255-3520.

Memorial Events

Shalom Chapel Service

Date & Time Friday 04/26/2024 at 12:15 PM

Address Shalom Memorial Funeral Home
1700 West Rand Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004


Address Shalom Memorial Park
1700 W. Rand Road
Arlington Heights

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