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Richard Carl Rahn


1926 - 2016 Obituary Condolences
Richard Carl Rahn Obituary

Richard (Dick) Carl Rahn, 89, went to be with the Lord on Jan. 10, 2016, in El Paso, Texas. He was born Nov. 10, 1926, in Wheaton, Ill., to Marguereite and Robert Rahn.

Richard Rahn retired from the US Army in 1966. He served in China, Korea, Alaska, and France. He worked for Zia Therapy Center for seven years, after retirement and then worked as a budget analyst with Civil Service.

Richard was a charter member of Cottonwood Christian Fellowship church. He dedicated his life to Christ and taught Sunday School to the physically challenged for seven years. He was a church greeter for more than twenty years. Many children, now grown adults, can remember his love and his gift of "bubble gum".

He loved fishing for trout in the Penasco River and catfish at Elephant Butte, N.M. He loved golf and played every day after retiring. He loved people and will be greatly missed.

Richard and Betty (Smith) were married in Los Angeles in the Harmony Chapel and recently celebrated their 65th anniversary, Richard and Betty have two children: David Lynn Rahn and his wife, Patricia, of Rifle, Colo.; and Julie Ann Thomas and her husband, Darrell Kent of Phoenix, Ariz.

He was the proud grandparent of four grandchildren: Terry Lynn Rahn, of Denver City, Texas; Clinton Matthew Rahn and his wife, Rhonda, of College Station, Texas; Ty Alan Thomas and his wife Christy, of Castaic, Calif.; and Shelly Knight and her husband Bryan of Phoenix, Ariz. He is survived by seven great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews, as well as his sister, Alice Frautnick of Los Angeles.

A celebration of his life will be held on Jan. 16, 2016, at Cottonwood Christian Fellowship at 11 a.m.
Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Jan. 15 to Feb. 14, 2016
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