Alice I. Rager
Alice I. Rager

PAULDING, Ohio — Alice I. Rager, 93, died Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Vancrest Nursing Home, Payne.

She was born in Paulding County, on June 27, 1926, daughter of the late Joseph and Anna (Buchheit) Wilhelm. On Oct. 4, 1944, she married Glenn E. Rager who preceded her in death on Dec. 25, 2008. She was a very active member of Paulding Church of the Nazarene and a charter member of the “Know Your Neighbor Club.”

She is survived by her children, Laura Durre, David (Mary) Rager, Mark (Amy) Rager, all of Paulding, and Nancy (Brooks) Myers, Tuscaloosa, Alabama; son-in-law, Don Terry, Roscommon, Michigan; brother, Karl Wilhelm, Leo, Indiana; sister, Dorothy Littlejohn, Fort Wayne, Indiana; seven grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.

Alice is also preceded in death by a daughter, Janet Terry; son-in-law, James P. Durre; granddaughter, Ashlee Dawn Rager; brothers, Peter, Kenneth and Justus Wilhelm; and sisters, Helen Steele and Marie Grostephan.

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the Paulding Church of the Nazarene. She will be laid to rest in Paulding Memorial Cemetery, Paulding, Ohio.

Visitation will be 3 – 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 15 at the Den Herder Funeral Home, Paulding. There will also be visitation on Saturday from 10 a.m. until time of services.

To honor Alice’s wishes in lieu of flowers and funeral items such as throws, chimes, etc., the family wishes donations made to the Vancrest Nursing Home of Payne Activity Fund.

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