David E. Raab, MD Obituary

Raab, David E., MD David Raab, 91, of Edina, passed away peacefully on April 27, 2022. Born November 9, 1930 in Kansas City, MO, he was the youngest son of Dr. F. Henry Raab and Burree (née McConahy). His parents predeceased him; brother, Frank Henry Raab, Jr. and sister, Bette Jean McKee Eggert. An Eagle Scout, just like his brother, he graduated from Shawnee Mission High School in 1948. He was in the class of 1952 at the University of Kansas and earned his MD from the University School of Medicine. of Kansas in 1955. He was a member of the Phi Beta Kappa and Alpha Omega Alpha honor fraternities. He served as a Lieutenant Sr. Rank in the U.S. Naval Reserve Medical Corps from 1957 to 1964. He promised his Texas-born wife in 1955 that they would only live in Minnesota for a year while he completed his residency at the University of Minnesota. Since then, they have been residents of Minnesota. Prior to his retirement, Dr. Raab was active with the Minnesota Surgical Society, serving as president, program chair, and presenter. He served on the board of the Minnesota Heart Association and was an active member of the Society of Thoracic Surgeons and the Minnesota Medical Association. He was Chief of Cardiothoracic Surgery at Mount Sinai Hospital and served as Surgeon and Chief of the Cardiovascular and Thoracic Department at Methodist Hospital. Dr. Raab was a member of the American Colleges of Surgeons, Cardiology, Respirology and Angiology. He loved golf, enjoying the game year-round in California and Minnesota, and occasionally in Hawaii. He is survived by his wife of 68 years, Peggy (née Swaim); son Frank Raab; his daughter Diane (Pete) Shifflett; and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service at Meetinghouse Church (formerly Edina Colonial Church) Thursday, May 5 at 1:30 p.m. Private interment at Lakewood Cemetery. Memorials are preferred to the donor’s preferred charity. Washburn-McReavy.com Edina Chapel 952-920-3996

Posted May 1, 2022

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