William C. Raus (1928 - 2013)

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WINTHROP – William "Bill" C. Raus, 85 of Winthrop died Monday, Feb. 18, at his home following a long illness.
Memorial Services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Feb. 23 at the Bohnenkamp-Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Manchester, Conducted by Hospice Chaplin Joe Kane. Family will greet friends from 9:30 a.m. till service time on Saturday at the funeral home prior to services. Inurnment will be at Campton Cemetery at Lamont, with Military Honors conducted by American Legion Post 346.
Bill was born Jan. 3, 1928 in rural Delaware County, the son of Earl H. and Selma E. (Lorenz) Raus. Bill attended rural school in Delaware County and graduated from Manchester High School. He served in the Army with the Second Armored Division in Europe from 1950 – 1952.
On Aug. 14, 1953, he married Bette J. Ahrens in Cedar Rapids. The couple made their home in Marion and Dundee before moving to Winthrop in 1991. Bill was a Route Driver for Wilson Foods from 1957 – 1980 and then went into Farming until 1989.
Bill was a Charter member of the Lutheran Church of the Resurrection, Marion, and the Immanuel Lutheran Church, Independence. He was a member of the American Legion Post 346, Lamont. He served on the Fourth District of Iowa and has served as department secretary of the VA & R, along with V.F.W. Post 2440, Independence.
Bill is survived by his wife Bette and the Loras and Rita Greif Family.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother, Harlan Raus.
Memorial's maybe directed to Mercy Medical Center Foundation in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in Bill's memory.
Please sign the online guestbook for Bill at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
Published in Independence Bulletin-Journal from Feb. 22 to Mar. 9, 2013
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