William G. "Mike" Rausch, 77, of Galion died Saturday evening, July 12, 2014 at Mill Creek Nursing Center in Galion.
Born October 2, 1936 in Shelby, he was the son of Paul William and Eva Jane (Roth) Rausch. He married Carole J. (Huebner) Rausch on June 8, 1958 and she survives.
Mike was a graduate of Galion High School in 1954 and served in the United States Army. He started as a paper boy at the Galion Inquirer and worked his way up to Pressman retiring after more than fifty years with the newspaper.
Mike was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Galion. He was a member of Galion Moose Lodge 303, American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 and Elks Lodge 1191, Galion, where he is currently serving as treasurer and head of the scholarship fund. He was an avid coin collector and loved to golf.
In addition to his wife Carole he is survived by children Shawn Rausch and Sherie (Matt) Dull both of Galion; grandchildren Chelsee McCoy and Travis Dull both of Galion; great granddaughter Addison McCoy of Galion; sisters Sally Sutton of Granville and Paula (Larry) Samson of Gahanna and his faithful companion, his golden retriever Sage.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion where services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 16 with Rev. Ash Welch officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the United States Army and Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.
An Elks memorial service will be held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday during calling hours.
Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare matters Hospice in care of the funeral home.
Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Mike Rausch and online condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.
Snyder Funeral Home Richardson-Davis Chapel
218 S. Market Street Galion, OH 44833
Published in The Galion Inquirer on July 16, 2014