Obituaries

Niki Elizabeth Rauba

June 10, 1991 - May 14, 2021

Niki Elizabeth Rauba, 29, of Batavia, IL., passed away on Friday, May 14, 2021 at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.  Niki was born on June 10, 1991 in Park Ridge, IL., daughter of Philip and Sharyl (nee. Kubinski) Rauba.

Niki was a breath of fresh air and always loved a good conversation.  Niki kept her days busy as a bank teller.  In her free time Niki loved to watch movies as well as her favorite anime.  She enjoyed anything Disney, writing and singing.  She had a beautiful voice that always made you smile and certainly will not be forgotten.  She looked forward to family gatherings and was eager to catch up with relatives.  Niki loved her role as an aunt never hesitating to play games or PlayStation with her niece and nephews.  With her friends she had a passion for conventions and Renaissance fairs.

Niki was survived by her parents, Philip and Sharyl Rauba; her two sisters, April (Thomas) Lanzara and Alyssa (Julio Alvarez) Rauba, her one niece, Melina Alvarez; her five nephews, Jacob, Braden and Colin Lanzara, Jules and Luca Alvarez, and many aunts, uncles and cousins. 

She was preceded in death by her grandparents.

A memorial visitation will be held from 4:00 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. on Thursday, May 20, 2021 at Moss Family Funeral Home 209 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, Il. 60510.  A memorial service will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Friday, May 21, 2021 also at the funeral home.  Interment will be held privately.

Guest Book

  • Kathy Hubbard It was with great sadness that I just read of Niki’s passing.I will always remember her spunky personality and cheerfulness when she was a little girl at Storm School, and I know she will be dearly missed by so many. My heartfelt condolences to your family. Treasure the memories of this precious girl.
  • Tegan Walker Niki was a great friend who I've known for almost 20 years. She was a very unique individual who was positive and empathetic. She always made a point to express friendliness towards others and was very inquisitive. The world won't be the same without her. I will forever love and miss her.
  • Jessica and Paul Cofer We will miss you so so much Niki. We love you
  • Morlie Wang Niki will be dearly missed.
  • Amanda Kotsy Niki was always willing to do something on a whim with me.. Be it a last minute concert, fireworks or a trip to Disney. I truly adore her and will miss her incredibly much.
  • Greg DeSilva She was a delight. She was always full of spirit and excitement when you were around her. She was one of my coworkers at starbucks and if she was at the store on your shift, you knew you were gonna have fun. She was so extremely friendly and caring to anybody around her. She had an amazing heart and will be dearly missed.
  • Greg and Carol Cofer Niki spent so much time in our home as Lauren was a dear close friend. She blossomed through the years and it was a gift to see this vibrant young woman take her place in the world. We mourn the loss of this gentle spirit.
  • Katie Amstadt Niki was one of the first partners that I met at my store at Starbucks when I transferred here to Illinois. She was so sweet and welcoming! Over the next two years I loved our early morning shifts together. She was always the first to offer an ear, a hug, a kind word or make your favorite drink. She will be greatly missed.
  • Jessica Blakely Niki was one of those people who didn't let the harsh world change her kind ways. She was consistently authentic, caring, kind, and inspired. I loved hearing her talk about her writing because she would absolutely light up. The world will miss her!
  • Phyllis Scamardi Niki just sparkled with a personality of complete sunshine. She grew into a beautiful woman who was very sensitive and kind. She left her light wherever she went. May you rest in peace beautiful girl, and the angels join you in song.
  • Alicia Valdes Niki was my Co worker for a year at starbucks, and i really enjoyed every shift with her. she was exciting to work with, always really helpful and supporting in so many aspects, easy to talk with, an amazing listener, and an amazing friend. in and out of work she was a joy to be around and always thoughtful and sweet. i will miss her dearly.
  • Susan Leski Niki was a beautiful soul. She was always there to greet you with a big hug and kiss such a loving girl. She will be greatly missed.
  • Susan Leski Niki was a beautiful soul. She was always there to geeet you with a big hug and kiss such a loving girl. She will be greatly missed.