Cora Rabe: 1937-2020
Cora Marie Rabe, 83, of Sioux City, Iowa, passed away Aug. 9, 2020 at her residence. Memorial services will be Saturday, Aug. 22 at 2 p.m. at Morningside Lutheran Church, 700 South Martha, Sioux City, Iowa. Burial was in the Menno Cemetery, Menno, S.D.
Due to the danger of Covid-19, the family will require that attendees wear masks at the service.
Cora was born Feb. 11, 1937, to Carl and Lydia Davidson on a farm near Marion, S.D. She grew up on a farm and went to Freeman Jr. College, where she met her husband, Harvey. They were married Aug. 11, 1957. Two sons, Rodney and Randy, were blessed to this union. She taught country school in South Dakota, was a teacher’s assistant for 17 years in the Sioux City schools, and held many other temporary jobs. She loved her family, church, children, gardening, sewing for the church, traveling and wintering in Arizona. She was very active in all these activities.
Survivors include her husband, Harvey; two sons, Rodney Lee Rabe (Jenny) of Bryon, Minn. and Randy Lee Rabe (Anna) of Rockford, Ill.; three grandchildren, Adam, Emma and Jacob Rabe; great-grandson, Blake Larson; sister Darlene Mehlhaf; brother Carl Davidson Jr. (Gloria); and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brother Gaylord; two step-brothers, Lyle and LeRoy; and brother-in-law, John Mehlhaf.
Memorials may be sent to Morningside Lutheran Church, 700 South Martha, Sioux City, IA 51106.