GALENA–Known as a master at playing every hand he was dealt with a positive smile, humor and courage, John Raaz lived for 13 years with metastatic prostate cancer, until his death on April 24, 2021, in Iowa City, Iowa. He was 73 years old.
The family will gather for a private remembrance. And since John always loved a party, there will be a celebration of life at Fried Green Tomatoes in Galena at a time to be determined later. The Furlong Funeral Chapel, Galena, is assisting the family. Donations can be made to the Richard Peterson EMT Fund at the Galena Territory Foundation, 2000 Territory Dr., Galena, IL 61036, and to Discovery Living, Inc., 1015 Old Marion Road NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402.
Online condolences may be left at furlongfuneralchapel.com.