April 5, 1950 - March 11, 2022
NEW PALESTINE – Morris James Raquet, known to many as “Butch”, age 71, of New Palestine, passed away on March 11, 2022. Born on April 5, 1950 in Marion, Indiana, he was the son of Myron and Wanda Raquet. He was a 1968 graduate of Marion High School and received his associates degree in manufacturing engineering from Tri-State University. On August 31, 1969, he married Cheryl Coldren in Marion. He spent most of his career in tool and die cast molding working for Freudenberg-NOK in Morristown, Roembke Mfg. & Design, Inc in Ossian, Trostel in Lake Geneva, WI, and Vernay Manufacturing Inc. in Griffin, Georgia. He retired from Vernay in 2017 and moved back to New Palestine, Indiana. He was passionate about his career and a mentor to many. Butch enjoyed watching old westerns, bowling, golfing, and watching his grandchildren play baseball, softball, basketball, and hockey. Butch is survived by his loving wife of 52 years, Cheryl Raquet of New Palestine; children, Michelle Raquet (Jason Leaman) of Raleigh, NC, Jim Raquet (Ranae) of McCordsville, and Adam Raquet (Dawn) of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Allison, Griffin, Andrew, Zac, Samantha, Max and Henry; and sister, Sheila Ragon of Marion. He was preceded in death by his parents, Myron and Wanda Raquet. Visitation will be held on Wednesday, March 16, 2022, from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at Erlewein Mortuary & Crematory, 1484 W. US Hwy. 40, Greenfield, IN 46140. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. at the mortuary. John VanValin will be officiating. Burial will follow at New Palestine Cemetery. Friends may share a memory or condolence at www.erleweinmortuary.com. In lieu of flowers, we would also like to ask people to either donate to the American Heart Association (https://www.heart.org/) or the Boys & Girls Club of Hancock County (http://bgchc.com/donate/). Envelopes for both will be available at the mortuary.
NEW PALESTINE – Morris James Raquet, known to many as “Butch”, age 71, of New Palestine, passed away on March 11, 2022. Born on April 5, 1950 in Marion, Indiana, he was the son of Myron and Wanda Raquet. He was a 1968 graduate... View Obituary & Service Information
Obituary & Service
NEW PALESTINE – Morris James Raquet, known to many as “Butch”,...View More
Photos & Videos
Share and view memories of Morris " Butch "...View Photos & Videos
Add family, history, photos and more...Visit The Family Tree