William L. “Bill” Raine, 77, passed away Wednesday, September 23, 2020, at his home. He was born in Topeka on October 4, 1942, the son of Otto M. George Jr. and Ruth Mae Schlotz George.
Bill lived in the Maple Hill area most of his life and graduated from Maple Hill High School. He worked at Goodyear Tire and Rubber, retiring in 1997. In 1986, Bill pursued a desire to follow his dad’s profession and attended World Wide Auctioneer School at Mason City, IA. This profession he followed until 2019. He also loved the cowboy life, which he fulfilled by owning his own cow herd. Caring for the mother cows and enjoying the calving season were a joy for him. Bill was a member of the Maple Hill Community Congregational Church.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, Joe and Ruth Raine; his father, Otto George Jr; a son, William Todd Raine and a great-grandson Ryan Herrin.
William L. “Bill” Raine and Linda Sue Ungeheuer were united in marriage in Topeka on April 18, 1961. She survives of the home. Other survivors include his son, Troy of Topeka; his brother, Arthur (Tamara) Raine, Harrison, AR; his sister, Ruth Ann (Don) Rogers, Topeka; four grandchildren, Erica (Matt) Herrin, Levi (Whitney) Raine, Tasha Raine (Jim Weir), Tamara Raine (Josh Hartman); seven great-grandchildren, Corwin Weir, Jaycee Herrin, Liam Hartman, Quinton Herrin, Talan Weir, Hinsley Raine, and Kelton Raine; three step-great-grandchildren Preston Hartman, Gavin Hartman, and Xander Meyers.
Graveside services will be at 11:00 A.M. Monday, September 28, 2020, at the Maple Hill Cemetery. Interment will be in the Maple Hill Cemetery. Bill will lie in state and the family will receive friends on Sunday, September 27, 2020, at Piper Funeral Home in St. Marys from 3:00 until 6:00 P.M.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be made to the Maple Hill Community Congregational Church and sent in care of the funeral home. To leave online condolences, go to www.piperfuneralhome.com.
Masks and social distancing are requested at both the visitation and the graveside service.
The Raine family would like to Thank Dr. David Einspahr and staff, Dr. Patrick Birkbeck and staff, the staff at Stormont Vail Hospital, and the staff at Interim Home Health Care. Piper Funeral Home, 714 Maple Street, St. Marys is in charge of arrangements.