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Harry E. Raifsnider, Jr.

Harry E. Raifsnider, Jr.
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Harry E. Raifsnider, Jr.

October 27, 2017

Service Details

The family will receive friends from 5-7 p.m. on Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at the Hohner Funeral Home with a Rosary service beginning at 4:30 p.m. with Deacon Bart Connelly presiding.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 2, 2017 at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church with Fr. Antony Rajesh as celebrant.  Interment will be held in South Park Cemetery.


Obituary Notice

Harry E. Raifsnider Jr., 65 of Three Rivers passed away at his home surrounded by his family on Friday October 27th.  Harry was born on January 9th 1952 in Three Rivers, the son of Harry, Sr.  and Mary (Smallcombe) Raifsnider.  He graduated from Three Rivers High School in 1970 and went on to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Alma College in 1974.  He was employed as a manager at Peterson Spring Corp for several years before becoming a supervisor for H.B.E. Engineering where he retired in 2013.

 Harry’s favorite pastime was golf.  In his younger years he was on the Three Rivers golf team and a four-year varsity golf letter winner at Alma College.  He also won several tournaments and events at The Moors Golf Club, where he was a long time member.  Harry played some of the best golf of his life this past summer. Harry spent the majority of his childhood at Fisher Lake, and eventually bought his own place on the lake in 1977.  He enjoyed fishing, his speedboat and spending time with his family at Fisher Lake.

Harry was preceded in death by his father, Harry Raifsnider, Sr.

He leaves to cherish his loving memory, his mother, Mary Raifsnider, of Three Rivers; three beloved children, Derek Raifsnider, of Vicksburg, MI., and Alisa and Jacob Raifsnider, and their mother, Kathy Raifsnider all of Three Rivers; one brother, Ron (Jane) Raifsnider, of Florida; and one sister, Janis (Fred) Savage, of Hanover, MI.  Several nieces and nephews and cousins also survive.


Memorials may be donated to the Raifsnider Family c/o Derek Raifsnider.   Envelopes available at the funeral home.

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11 comments on article "Harry E. Raifsnider, Jr."

Taylor and Mary Snow

Dear Mary, Janice and family,

We are sorry to learn of Corky's passing. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. We are in Flagstaff, visiting Cathy, and will not be able to attend the service.

Taylor and Mary

Phillip DeLaMater

Harry was nothing but kind to me and treated me as one of his kids. You will be missed Harry.

Denise Wildeman

Sending my prayers and deepest condolences to the Raifsnider family. I've always loved Harry's sense of humor and great smile. It's been wonderful reconnecting over the past several years, he will be so missed.

Denise Wildeman

Larry Lamble

Surprised and saddened to hear of Harry's passing. I always enjoyed his warm greeting whenever our paths crossed at the Moors. I'll miss him and his wonderful attitude.

Jack and Kristine Keener

Very saddened to hear of Corkey's passing. Please know that our prayers and our thoughts are with the family at this very difficult time.

Bill Quinn

I knew Harry for many years at The Moors. He was infectiously upbeat and a pleasure to be around. Our Tuesday league team will miss him.

Dennis Hotrum

Was on the TR Golf team with Harry for 3 years work with him at Saugnash CC. What a great time we had and things we did. Hanging out at Fisher Lake With Harry and Pete all good times. We will miss him.

Karen Schneider VanderWall

I am so sorry to hear of Corky’s passing. So many memories growing up across the street from him and all the fun we had with neighborhood water ballon fights. You are all in my thoughts and prayers. Hugs

Michael Heivilin

So sorry to hear of Harry's passing. My best to his wife Kathy and the kids. He was a great piece of the class of 1970 and will be greatly missed. He taught me the meaning of forgiveness and humility. I'll miss your smile an laugh. hev

Barb Allen (Stuck)

I remember Harry from childhood. Great guy! My heart goes out to you and your family at this difficult time. Keeping the family in my thoughts and prayers!

Sharon (Marshall) Syrett

Mary , Janice and Ron my heart goes out to you. I certainly remember "Corky" as a child with my childhood friend, Janice, when I was at sleepovers, etc. May you always have happy memories and love his children as your own.

Take Care.

Love, Sharon Marshall-Syrett

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