Forrest "Bill" Raulerson - Titusville - Forrest "Bill" Raulerson, age 77 of Titusville, FL, passed away on Saturday, May 15, 2010. He was born January 20, 1933 in Okeechobee, FL, the son of the late Keatley Bill and Martha Jane Raulerson. A Korean war veteran, Forrest enlisted into the US Army in 1948 at the age of 15 and served until 1952. After being honorably discharged he traveled to Frackville, PA where he married the love of his life Jeannette Seitzinger. They were married for 57 years and 9 months. Forrest was loved and respected by many and will be sadly missed. During his long life of 77 years he worked for the Florida East Coast Railroad and the Florida Forestry Service. In 1966, Forrest entered the work force and retired in 1996 with 30 years of service with various contractors at the Kennedy Space Center. Forrest is survived by wife, Jeannette of Titusville; sons, Gary Lee Raulerson and Lewis Raulerson of Titusville; daughters, Bonnie Reynolds of Orlando and Janice Neal of Titusville; sisters, Dorothy Ming of North Carolina, Louise Chandler in Okeechobee, FL, and Shirley Bennett of Vero Beach, FL; and eight grandchildren. A private graveside service will be held at LaGrange Cemetery Thursday, May 20, 2010 at 1:00 pm. In lieu of flowers, memo rial contributions may be made to the
or Hospice of St. Frances.
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