Ludwig (Lou) Rauscher
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WILKES-BARRE — Ludwig (Lou) Rauscher, 90, of Wilkes-Barre, passed away on Wednesday, April 28, 2021, following a brief illness.

Lou was a lifelong resident of Wilkes-Barre and a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War.

After returning from military service, he graduated from King's College and began a career in journalism.

While working at the Catholic Light newspaper in Scranton, he met co-worker, Marion Gower, who became his wife of 55 years.

He also worked at the Sunday Independent newspaper in Wilkes-Barre, serving as managing editor for many years. In addition to being and avid sports fan, Lou read extensively while following politics and current events.

Lou had a deep appreciation of the wonders of nature, the changing seasons, and the great outdoors.

In addition to his parents, Ludwig and Theresa Rauscher, he was preceded in death by his wife, Marion, in 2018.

He is survived by his sons, Lou and Scott Rauscher. He is also survived by his brother, Joseph Rauscher, of New Tripoli; sister, Marion Bieble, of Wilkes-Barre; numerous nieces and nephews; and several cousins.

Private funeral services will be held from the Nat & Gawlas Funeral Home, 89 Park Ave., Wilkes-Barre.

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Published in The Dallas Post from May 2 to May 3, 2021.
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May 10, 2021
Lou Was a class Guy, I worked with him for many years during my political and charitable activities when Lou was both the West Side correspondent and then the Editor of the Sunday Independent . Lou was just such a Gentleman and so knowledgeable. He is forever in my memory. God Bless
Richard Adams
May 3, 2021
All my love and prayers for the soul of this great man. He is a legend and was very special to all of us who had the privilege of knowing him. Rest in peace Mr Rauscher. Lou and Scott, my thoughts, love and prayers during this most difficult time.
Tom Jantz
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