Fern M. (LeGere) Rafter, 92, was born on September 9, 1930, in Chicago, IL to William and Margaret (nee McGrath) LeGere. She died on August 6, 2023, in Green Bay. Fern was raised by her uncle and aunt, Frank and Isabel LeGere. Beloved wife of the late John J. Rafter, loving mother of Martin Rafter, Peggy (late Richard) Thompson, Jim (Loretta) Rafter, William (Diane) Rafter and Sheila (Matthew) Sledz; dear grandmother of Jennifer Rafter, Ryan (Cristina), Scott, Sean and Megan Thompson (Caitlin Cauley), Daniel (Brett Chell) and Lauren Rafter (David Valleau), and Bridget (Michael) Crafton, and Eileen Sledz and the late Michael Rafter; fond sister of the late Frank LeGere; sister-in-law of the late Bridget (James) McNamara; also survived by many nieces and nephews.
Visitation Sunday, Aug. 13, 2023, from 4pm until 6pm at Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Rd., Arlington Heights, IL 60004 and on Mon., Aug. 14, 2023, from 10am until the time of the Funeral Mass at 11am at Our Lady of the Wayside Catholic Church, 440 S. Mitchell Ave., Arlington Heights, IL 60005. Interment will follow at All Saints Cemetery, Des Plaines. Funeral information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFuneralHome.com or (847) 253-0168. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family locally.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to Nashoba Learning Group, which cares for Adults with Autism. www.nashobalearninggroup.org.