Gerald LeRoy Rabe, 79 of Rupert passed away Tuesday, April 7, 2020. in his home surrounded by his family.
Gerald was born in McMinniville, OR. and was raised in Portland, OR. He was married to Jane Marie Aaseth on July 15, 1962 at St. Michaels Lutheran, Portland, OR. He enjoyed reading westerns, working in his yard, wood carving and caring for others.
Gerald graduated from Concordia College, Portland, OR in 1962. He was the first Director of Christian Education for Lutheran Church Missouri Synod. Gerald was DCE at Peace Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, MN., teacher at Zion Lutheran Church and school in Denison, IA, and DCE at Calvary Lutheran Church in Portland, OR. He attended Concordia Seminary in St. Louis, MO for his Masters of Divinity and he graduated in 1989. After graduating he served in many locations including Trinity Lutheran Church, Cottage Grove, OR., Peace Lutheran Church, Estacada, OR., Faith Lutheran, Homer, AK. He moved to Rupert, ID in 2009 and served as Vacancy Pastor at Zion Lutheran in Burley, ID. and Trinity Lutheran in Rupert, ID. He was a member of the Trinity Luther Church in Rupert.
Gerald is survived by his wife Jane Rabe, Rupert, ID. Sons Troy Rabe and Jon Rabe, Portland, OR., daughter Jolene Lange, Gresham, OR., brother Paul Rabe, Rupert, ID., sisters Donnita Fossum and Linda Beadle, Portland, OR. and Janet Brown, Redmond, OR., 8 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. He is proceeded in death by his parents Floyd Alva and Ester Marie Rabe and brothers David and Delmer Rabe.
The family would like to thank Dr. Muir and staff, the staff at Minidoka Memorial Hospital and Susanne, Kathy and Rosalinda of Minidoka Memorial Hospice.
He will be laid to rest at Lincoln Memorial Park in Portland, OR on April 13th at 11:00 AM.
Services are under the direction of Joel Heward, Hansen Mortuary.
In lieu of flowers the family asks donations to be made to Trinity Lutheran Church 909 8th Street Rupert, ID 83350 or the Minidoka County Senior Center 702 11th Street Rupert, ID. 83350
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