Robert A. Rausch

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Robert A. Rausch, 95

Robert A. "Pops" Rausch, 95, of Lafayette, died in his residence 2 a.m. Monday December 3, 2012. Mr. Rausch was born in West Lafayette, September 25, 1917, the son of the late Michael and Mary Anthrop Rausch, and attended Klondike schools.

He married Dorothy I. Stueve in Lafayette, January 27, 1951, and she preceded him in death February 14, 2008. Robert served in the US Army Air Corps during World War II, and worked as a contractor and carpenter, retiring at the age of 90.

He was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church, the Secular Franciscan Order, American Legion Post 11 and VFW Post 1154.

Surviving is a daughter, Linda Rausch of Lafayette; two sons, Richard "Dick" Rausch (wife Kathy) of Fischer, Texas and Ronald "Ron" Rausch of West Lafayette; and his sister, Sister Blanche Rausch, OSF, of Mishawauka. Also surviving are 2 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a daughter, Vicki M. Rausch; 6 brothers and 4 sisters.

Friends may call at the Hahn-Groeber Funeral Home, 1104 Columbia St. from 5 until 8 p.m. Thursday, with Rosary service at 4:45 p.m. and Secular Franciscan service at 7:45 p.m.. The body will lie in state at St. Lawrence Catholic Church one hour prior to the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Friday, Fr. Dan Gartland officiating, with interment following in St. Boniface Cemetery. If friends desire, memorials may be made to St. Lawrence Catholic Church. Memories and condolences may be left at www.hahngroeberfuneralhome.com.

Published in the Journal & Courier from Dec. 4 to Dec. 6, 2012
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