Funeral Details


Funeral Details

Louis B. Raffel

March 17, 1933 - December 7, 2018


Date and Time

Sunday, December 9, 2018 at 2:30 PM


Chicago Jewish Funerals
Skokie Chapel
8851 Skokie Boulevard
Skokie, Illinois 60077


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Memorial Contributions

Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter
8430 West Bryn Mawr, Suite 800
Chicago, Illinois 60631


Louis Raffel, 85 Beloved husband of the late Trudi (Gertrude) Raffel nee Weiner for 57 years. Loving father of Larry Raffel, Sharon (Gary) Riederman and Mark (Lisa) Raffel. Proud grandfather of Brett, Ian, Peter, Ali, Alec and Lizabeth. Dear brother-in-law of the late Milton Weiner and the late Evelyn (the late Sy) Greenberg. Dear uncle, cousin and friend. Service Sunday 2:30 PM at Chicago Jewish Funerals, 8851 Skokie Blvd., (at Niles Center Road), Skokie. Interment Memorial Park. Memorials to the Alzheimer's Association Illinois Chapter, 8430 W. Bryn Mawr, Suite 800, Chicago, IL 60631, would be appreciated. Arrangements by Chicago Jewish Funerals - Skokie Chapel, 847.229.8822,


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Kent Nickerson

I am saddened to hear of Lou's passing, and I am sorry for your loss. Lou and I started at American Egg Board at nearly the same time and for 11 years he was my manager and mentor, one of the best I've ever had.

Tony Alfano

I am so sad to hear that Lou has passed away. I worked with Lou for many years when I was a copywriter at Grey Adverrising. He was always a gentleman and a gentle man. I will always hold dear the kindness he showed me over the years. Rest In Peace, my friend.

Sue Saltsberg

I knew Lou for 35 years. I enjoyed working with him and valued his friendship. He was a good person in my life.

Sue Saltsberg

I knew Lou from the American Egg Board and worked with him for 35 years. My heart goes out to his family.

Ken Klippen

Lou will be greatly missed. He was a model executive who led AEB through many challenges during his tenure as its President. It was an honor and privilege to consider Lou my friend.

Jacques Klempf

I had the pleasure of working with Lou on the American Egg Board for a few years prior to his retirement. Gracious gentleman who shaped The American Egg Board into a finely run check-off program at a time when the egg industry needed some positive science based facts. Blessed to have known Lou!

Chad Gregory

Class human being all around!

Colleen "Coke" Anderson

Lou was president when I was chairman of the board and he was a wonderful resource and guide as I went through the chairs of the American Egg Board. Lou was a man of great probity and ability. He saw his role as an enabler and guide of the organization rather than an autocrat. He had my greatest respect and admiration.

Mary Rapoport

Lou was a true gentleman, and a wonderful leader. So sorry that he's passed away.

Susan Joy

Mr. Raffel was an effective and highly respected leader of the egg industry, for many years. In addition, he was a gentleman and a friend. I learned a lot from him, and am grateful to have known such a gifted and talented person.

Dianna Stiebrs

Jon and I had the great pleasure to work with Lou for many years, through the AEB . He was a pleasure to know . I am saddened to hear of his passing. My sympathy to his family. I will always remember his kindness to us both. We were blessed to have known him. May he rest in peace.

Linda FitzHugh

I first met Lou at an "Egg Central" promotion cooperative meeting in the mid 70's on the North Carolina coast; the first trip he took as the new President of the American Egg Board. He was one of the finest men I have ever known, and in my heart I still hold Lou as a faithful friend who's influence made me a better person. During conflict, Lou masterfully brought together industry leaders to develop one of the most successful Agricultural check-off programs of all time. I feel honored to have shared a friendship with Lou and Trudy and our ritual dinners to Tony Roma's. The world has lost an ever shining light.
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