Donald "Donnie" Scott Raasch

Born: Sat., Aug. 8, 1959
Died: Mon., Jul. 9, 2018


4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, Fri., Jul. 13, 2018
9:00 AM to 10:00 AM, Sat., Jul. 14, 2018
Location: Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center

Funeral Service

10:00 AM Sat., Jul. 14, 2018
Location: Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center

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Donald “Donnie” Scott Raasch, age 58, passed away suddenly on July 9, 2018.

A lifelong resident of the south side of Indianapolis, Donnie was born on August 8, 1959 and graduated from Southport High School. He was baptized at and a lifelong member of Southport Baptist Church. Donnie worked for Indiana University Health at Methodist Hospital for 38 years holding various positions and before his passing was a Fire System Technician with Plant Operations. A sports enthusiast, he enjoyed attending Pacer games and Purdue basketball and football. He loved following the Colts and being part of the Sons of Tailgating pre and postgame crew. You would always find him enjoying those that came out for home games and tailgating on Sundays where he made his “world famous” Bloody Mary’s.

Donnie was passionate about being around family and friends. He attended birthday parties, weddings, sporting events and holiday gatherings with those he loved. He found pleasure in going on fishing trips in Canada, weekends at his Lake Monroe trailer and until recently, being outdoor in the company of his dogs. He never knew a stranger and would engage in conversation with everyone.

Donnie is preceded in death by his parents Ralph and Catherine (Katie) Raasch. He is survived by his brothers Kenny Raasch (wife Lynn deceased), Denny and wife Judy, and Gary and wife Kathryn; 2 nephews and 6 nieces; 3 great nephews and 9 great nieces.

Services for Donnie will be Saturday, July 14 at 10:00 a.m. at Singleton Community Mortuary and Memorial Center. Calling will be Friday, July 13 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. and Saturday from 9:00 a.m. until the hour of service. Interment will follow at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery. In lieu of flowers the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Diabetes Association. Online condolences may be extended to the family by visiting

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Myrna Galbraith
   Posted Wed July 11, 2018

I was Susan and Anne's piano teacher for many years. I'm sorry to hear of your brother's passing. May God strengthen and comfort your family.

Gaines Campbell
   Posted Wed July 11, 2018
To Kenny, relatives, and family,

My heartfelt condolences to all of you as you grieve and try to make sense of the sudden loss of a brother, relative, and friend. My thoughts and prayers are with you and may God bless you with His presence during this difficult time. You can count on my support of the American Diabetes Association in Donnie's name.

Cindy Clossey
   Posted Wed July 11, 2018
Dear Raasch family,
My thoughts and prayers are with your family. God broke the mold when Donnie was born. He was such an awesome and thoughtful man. He will be missed by so many. I have so many great memories of great times with Donnie. We will hold on to those and treasure them until we see him again.
Love and prayers,
Cindy (King) Clossey

Mary Ann Sweeney
   Posted Wed July 11, 2018
I've known Donnie for many years as co-workers at Methodist Hospital....he was a wonderful person and always a smile on his face! He was loved in our Methodist family and will be missed by many!!

   Posted Wed July 11, 2018
Dear Denny and Judy,

My heartfelt condolences go out to both of you at this sad time in your lives. May the happy memories dominate the sadder ones as time goes on.

God bless all of you and may you find peace knowing it was a blessing having him in your life!

Aunt Joyce

Barbara Farren
   Posted Wed July 11, 2018
Kathryn, Gary- Sorry for the sudden loss of your brother, brother-in-law, and uncle and friend to many. You have my sympathies. Keep his memory close. Barbara

Lora (Loudenback) Reinhardt
   Posted Wed July 11, 2018
Dear Raasch family,
I am so so so sad to hear of Donnie's passing. He was a lifelong friend who also became a friend of my kids. Our Mom's were both struggling with cancer about the same time and he was such a great encouragement to me. You are all in my prayers, I have never met his nieces and nephews, but feel that I know them as he would share stories and his love for them over the years. I cherished his friendship and know you all will miss him deeply. Hugs to you all. I am sorry to have him leave us so soon, but am confident we will see him again in eternity. I am unable to be there with you this weekend, but will be lifting you all up in prayer.

Faye Haltom
   Posted Thu July 12, 2018
I’m so sorry to hear of Donnie's sudden passing. My sincere sympathy and prayers to the family. Such an incredible person, he will be greatly missed.

Bonita Martin
   Posted Thu July 12, 2018
Sincere sympathy to all of the Raasch family.

Jeff, Teresa, Corey, and Conner Smith & Shannon Clarke
   Posted Thu July 12, 2018
Donnie was one in a million. He laughed his way into all of our hearts. What a blessed family that you got to call Donnie your brother, brother-in-law, uncle and always friend. He loved you all so much. Our thoughts and prayers and love are with all of you.

We will miss his quick wit; his integrity; his passion for all things Colts, Sons of Tailgaiting, Pacers, and Purdue; his family stories; his desire for snow in abundance; his special way of saying all our names -- Schmitty, Sunshine, Con-man, and Tia Maria Sangria Enchilado, Taco, Burrito; and his disorder called "Promptness Challenged".

Ruth Wade (Bob,Ted & Carol)
   Posted Thu July 12, 2018
My sympathy to all the family. The Raasch family were very dear to us, we all attended Southport Baptist Church together for many years. Ruth Wade

Rodney Aho
   Posted Thu July 12, 2018
Sorry to hear of your brother's passing. Kathy, myself and your Lake Vermilion friends are thinking of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Rod Kathy and Lake Vermilion friends

Richard Johnson
   Posted Thu July 12, 2018
To the Raasch family; May I give my dearest condolence. As a fellow employee of the Methodist Hospital family for quite a few years now; When I think of Don in general, one of the first thoughts at the fore front of my mind is the warmness and respect Don would regularly extend to you when ever he entered into your presence. I've always felt welcomed in his presence. Having said that, Don will surely be missed, and it has been a pleasure to have met and come to know him. Again, my dearest condolence to the family as I extend my prayers to you all through the comfort and strength of the Lord.

Mike & Renee Buchanan
   Posted Thu July 12, 2018
We are very sorry to hear of your loss. Thoughts and prayers continue for your family.

   Posted Thu July 12, 2018
To Donnie’s Family,
Everyone here st Southside Animal Shelter is beyond saddened to learn of his passing. Don was a great supporter of the Shelter and one of our biggest nut and candy fundraiser sellers. He loved knowing he was helping all of the four legged friends. We will miss his great smile and wonderful stories. God speed Don I am sure there were many waiting at rainbow bridge to cross with you

Rod and Kathy Merrell
   Posted Thu July 12, 2018
Dear Ken and Family...
So sorry and sad to learn about the loss of your brother/uncle.
May all of your good memories keep him forever in your heart.
Rod and Kathy Merrell

Steven Petty
   Posted Thu July 12, 2018
When I first started working at Methodist I was told I had a look a like in the maintenance Department.Finally Don & I met and hit it off right away,Over the next several years we shared jokes and laughs about our similar looks that have always left smiles on every ones faces.I will truly miss that.

My thoughts and prayers are with the family and many friends.

Kathy, Southside Animal Shelter
   Posted Fri July 13, 2018
Everyone at Southside Animal Shelter is sending hugs and prayers to Don's family. Don was a great friend to the shelter and took great pride in being the top nut and candy seller each fall. His smile and stories will sure be missed. I am sure that there were many little four legged friends who were so happy to see him again. Our thoughts are with all of his family and friends. God speed Donnie

Kellie and Barry Schneck
   Posted Fri July 13, 2018
Don was a great friend, co-worker and valuable member of Capital Investment Club. Don was a member for 26 years. He always had an interesting reason for buying a stock whether it was an activity he was interested in or a philanthropic cause. He was active as an officer in the club and currently held the position of secretary.Don shared his opinion and believed in the democratic principles of the club. Don was always the life of the annual Christmas party at Rock Bottom Brewery, frequently splitting the beer sampler with other club members! Don was a gregarious and thoughtful man and he will be greatly missed.
Your friends from Capital Investment Club.

Paul Cornn
   Posted Fri July 13, 2018
Don was a coworker and friend. He always took time to stop, talk and joke with us at Senate Street. my deepest sympathy to his family. He will be missed>

Karan Keller
   Posted Fri July 13, 2018
Donnie was my neighbor on Cruft St for many years. When he moved he always came back to visit. He was a good man with a good heart. I am honored to call him my friend. Rest in Peace my dear friend

Joel ~ Sandra Davis
   Posted Fri July 13, 2018
We want to send our deepest sympathy for your families loss. May God give all of you peace.

Jack and Connie Lawson
   Posted Sat July 14, 2018
Gary and Family: Sorry for your lost of your brother.

You and your family are in our prayers.
Jack and Connie

Linda Parton
   Posted Sat July 14, 2018
A neighbor on Cruft St, just stopped to tell me of Don's passing. What a great guy he was, always there with a smile and a word of encouragement and always a Hello. He had been a Cruft Street neighbor for quite a few years and would stop by and check in with us when he was in the neighborhood. We were on the GENA neighborhood association board together and helped plant the median up at Shelby and Raymond St, this was a few years ago but,he was just an all around great guy. Prayers to all of his family and friends and I know that a big part of your life is missing him too, may God comfort and sustain each.

Jan Follett
   Posted Mon July 16, 2018
I am so sad to hear of Donnie's passing. What a great guy he was! The halls of Methodist Hospital will never be the same! My condolences to his family, friends and co-workers.

Trendalyn Money-Fugo
   Posted Mon July 16, 2018
Dear Friends and Family, so sorry to hear this sad news. I pray for your peace. I knew Donnie when I was in High Schhol at Southport and from the neighborhood. Shalom to you all.

Brian Borgmann
   Posted Fri August 03, 2018
I just found out about Donnie's passing and it saddens me, but also brings a smile. I know we that we will connect soon in heaven. Up to the time I sold the house on Twinbrooks, I tried to connect with Donnie each time while in town, and would catch up on his activities. Most of our conversations involved how everyone in the family was doing. He always spoke of each of you in high regards and was a a joy to be around. My prayers will be with you all in this time of grieving and know that he will be missed!

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