William B. Rau Jr.

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William B. Rau Jr., 82, of Westminster, died Saturday, Aug. 25, 2012, at Transitions in Sykesville.
Born May 31, 1930, he was the son of the late William "Boyd" Rau Sr. and Bertie Feidler Rau. He was the husband of Lillian Ann Rau.
Before retiring, he was a mail carrier for the U.S. Postal Service for 37 years. He was a member of the Sharon Masonic Lodge, Littlestown Eagles, Disabled American Veterans Auxillary and Westminster Volunteer Fire Department. He was a life member of the Maryland State Fire Chief Association, NALC Oriole Branch 176.
He enjoyed going to the Bonnie Blink Daylight Lodge, visiting the firehouse, mowing grass and reading the paper. He was a former member of Woodlawn Fire Department.
Surviving, in addition to his wife, are son William B. "Bill" Rau III and wife Jan, of Hampstead; a sister, Joan D. Hertsch, of Mount Airy; three grandsons; and two great-grandsons.
He was predeceased by a brother-in-law, George "Ed" Hertsch.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 7 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Fletcher Funeral & Cremation Services, 254 E. Main St., Westminster, where a Westminster Volunteer Fire Department memorial service will be held at 7 p.m. and Masonic services at 8 p.m.
A funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Wallace Lusk officiating. Interment will follow in Westminster Cemetery.
Memorial contributions may be sent to Westminster Fire Department, P.O. Box 357, Westminster, MD 21157; or the DAV Forget Me Not Fund, Attention: Gift Processing, P.O. Box, 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.
Online condolences may be offered at www.fletcher?funeralhome.net.
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Published in Carroll County Times on Aug. 27, 2012
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