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Norman Rauchenecker

Born: June 27, 1928; in Chicago, IL

Died: July 2, 2018; in Morris, IL

Norman "Rocky" Rauchenecker, 90, of Morris, IL passed away Monday, July 2, 2018 at Park Pointe Senior Living Center after a courageous battle with cancer and Alzheimer's disease. His family would like to thank Rockys caregivers for the love and compassion they showed throughout his time with them.

Born June 27, 1928, in Chicago, Rocky was the son of the late Ruth Kierland and George Rauchenecker. He married Patricia Duffy in 1950. After fifty-seven years together, she preceded him in death in 2007.

He attended Kelvyn Park High School where he played football and was captain of the swim team. Rocky proudly served his country with the United States Army where he spent 2 years in the Corps of Engineers in Yokohama, Japan during the occupation. He returned to the U.S. in December, 1948 when he attended Lake Forrest College. He started on the loading dock of New Century Freight Traffic Association and rose through the ranks to become Vice President of the company. Rocky and Pat then retired to Morris, Illinois to be close to their grandkids.

He had a great sense of humor, enjoyed crossword puzzles, the outdoors, his pets and traveling the country in his recreational vehicles. He made two cross county trips; one in 1968 and another in 1995.

He is survived by his children, Gary (Lyla) Rauchenecker of Genesee, CO, Sue (Tom) Gumm of Morris, IL, and Steve (Beth Davis) Rauchenecker of Woodstock, IL; grandchildren, Cory (Nicholas) Larson and Cole (Mallory) Gumm; and great-grandchild, Roan Larson.

Rocky's life will be celebrated with family and friends in late September.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to in his honor.

Arrangements have been entrusted with U.C. Davis-Callahan Funeral Home, 301 W. Washington Street, Morris, IL. For further information visit the website at www.ucdaviscallahan.com or contact the funeral home at 815-942-0084.

Online condolences may be directed to the family by visiting the website.
Published in Morris Herald-News on July 10, 2018
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