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Wilhelmina Rabine

Wilhelmina M. "Willie" Rabine, age 90, of Willmar, died Saturday morning, October 10, at the Clara City Care Center in Clara City.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, October 16, at the Willmar Bible Church. Interment will be at the Paynesville Cemetery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Friday.

Wilhelmina M. "Willie" Rabine was born on March 15, 1925, in Pipestone, Minnesota, the daughter of Walter and Kate (Evink) Van Eps. She grew up in the Pipestone area, went to high school in Chandler and later attended Northwestern Bible College. In May of 1946, Willie was married to Marcus Noordmans. They made their home in Cyrus and were blessed with four children, Duane, Teri, Marcy and Jeffrey. In 1968, they moved to Priam. On January 1, 1982, Willie was married to the Rev. Philip Rabine. They lived throughout the upper Midwest and Canada. In October of 1995, Philip died and Willie later moved into Willmar. She was a member of the Willmar Bible Church. Willie donated her life to helping others, including working as a nurse's aide and foster parent for the handicap. She also taught Sunday School and Clavinettes Girls Club for many years. As hobbies, Willie enjoyed crocheting and sewing, especially dresses for African children.

Willie is survived by three children, Duane "Dewey" (and Alvina) Noordmans of Willmar, Teri (and Marv) Asche of Raymond and Marcy (and Bruce) Swanson of Willmar; eleven grandchildren and sixteen great grandchildren. Also surviving is one sister, Tracy (and Lee) Sander of Cold Spring and a daughter-in-law, Becky (and Ken) Price of New London, Wisconsin, besides other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husbands; one son, Jeffrey "Dewey" in May of 2003; ten brothers and one sister.

Cemetery Details

Paynesville Cemetery
31010 Cemetery Road
Paynesville, MN, 56362


OCT 16. 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Willmar Bible Church

364 County Road 9 SE

Willmar, MN, US, 56201



OCT 16. 11:00 AM

Willmar Bible Church

364 County Road 9 SE

Willmar, MN, US, 56201


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Willie was a wonderful wife to our beloved father, Phil Rabine. She lovingly took care of him during his last years. We will forever be grateful for that.She was a wonderful seamstress who made beautiful clothing for our children while they were growing up. We still have many of t hose pieces of clothes. She could sew just about anything!We thought a lot of Willie and treasured how kind she was to Dad. Our children loved their "Grandma Willie" and still have the stuffed animals that she made for them when they were little."Rest in Peace, Willie. We know EXACTLY where you are at. You are with your Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. Many, many times we talked about how wonderful it would be when we 'all get to Heaven'.Till then our Sweet Grandma Willie...................Love, Tim and Jill Rabine and family

Jillaine Rabine - October 13, 2015 at 09:19 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM

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October 13, 2015 at 10:13 AM Nov 30 -0001 12:00 AM