Dr. William “Bill” Theodore Raue, Ret. U.S. Army Col., 86, of Parkville, Missouri passed away peacefully at home on Friday, March 3, 2023. William was the only child born to Felix and Clara (Lathers) Raue on October 27, 1936, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Bill knew at a young age that he wanted to be a Dr.; he retired from his medical profession after 55+ years. He worked as a physician, general surgeon and clinical physician while serving time in the United States Army.
He retired from the military after serving 25+ years in the Army and was Honorably Discharged as a U.S. Army Col.
Friends and family will remember Bill as a brilliant man with an excellent memory, an avid reader, always living life to the fullest. He set his goals high as a young man and with his passion for medicine and military he was exceptionally successful.
He is survived by his loving wife, Katherine; two sons: James Raue (Carolyn); Nicholas Raue; three stepsons: Winston May (Iris); Thomas Shorts (Jessica); Charles Shorts; two grandsons: Michael and Adam; four step-grandchildren: Winston May, Jr.; Alyssa May; Thomas Shorts, Jr. and Gianna Shorts.
A Visitation will be held from 9:30 a.m. – 10:30 a.m., Thursday, March 16, 2023, at Meyers Funeral Chapel 401 Main Street Parkville, Missouri. A Funeral service celebrating Bill’s life will commence at 10:30 a.m. at the chapel with Sr. Pastor Ricky D. Turner officiating. A Committal Service with full honors will be held at Leavenworth National Cemetery at 12:30 p.m. 150 Muncie Road Leavenworth, Leavenworth, Kansas. In lieu of flowers Memorial contributions are suggested to the Red Cross. Memories of Bill and condolences to the family may be shared at meyersfuneralchapel.com