Phyllis E. Raad, 90, of Northlake, a former longtime resident of Oak Park, died on Oct. 25, 2017. Born on Feb. 6, 1927 in Farmington, Michigan, she was raised in Detroit and came to live in Chicago in the 1940s. She graduated from Moody Bible Institute. As an executive secretary, she worked in the Oak Park Public School system for over 27 years. On May 31, 1947, she married Clifford, in a double ceremony at Judson Baptist Church along with her sister, Dorothy and her husband. The event received national attention. As a faithful Sunday school teacher, she served a combined total of more than 40 years at Judson Baptist Church and Calvary Memorial Church, both of Oak Park. 

Phyllis Raad is survived by Clifford R. Raad, her husband of 70 years; her sons, Richard (Christina) and Gary E. (Rhonda); her grandchildren, Timothy (Brandie) Raad, Amy Raad, Karen (Benjamin) Nelson, Shaun (Amanda), Gary S. (Jamie) Raad, and Lucas Raad; her great-grandchildren, Destiny, Dylan, Katherine, Chloe, Ayden, Grace, Judah, Ethan, Jaxon, Annabella, and Noah; and her nephew, John (Mary) Raad. She was preceded in death by her siblings, Dorothy and Paul. 

Visitation will be held on Thursday, Nov. 2 from 9 a.m. until the 10 a.m. service at Calvary Memorial Church, 931 Lake St., Oak Park 60301. Private burial will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery. 

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name to Calvary Memorial Church are appreciated by the family. Arrangements were handled by Williams-Kampp Funeral Home, Wheaton.

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