William Edward Rauh Jr.
1934 - 2015
September 10, 1934
December 16, 2015
William Edward Rauh, Jr. Born September 10, 1934, joined his Lord and Savior early on December 16, 2015 at age 81. Bill was a native Tucsonan and lived his entire life in the state of Arizona. He is predeceased by his parents, William and Aline Rauh, but survived by his wife of almost 58 years, Dorothy and his two daughters, Caryn (Terry) Heller of Greeley, Colorado and Cheryl (Doug) Wild of Mesa, AZ. He is also survived by six grandchildren, Ben Heller of Virginia and Matthew Heller of Tucson, Lydia (Michael) Brown of Laveen, AZ, Julia (Jeremiah) Garland of Phoenix, Cecilia Wild and Sophia Wild of Mesa and five great-grandchildren. Bill attended Tucson Public Schools, graduating from Tucson High in 1952. He graduated from the University of Arizona in 1959 with a BS in Education, and from Northern Arizona University in 1963 with a Masters of Education. Bill was a teacher for 30 years and spent 24 years at Naylor Middle School where he taught Industrial Arts (woodshop, drafting, etc.) His career also spanned 38 years of sports officiating for football, basketball and volleyball on both the high school and junior college levels. He was a long time member of Grace Lutheran Church in Tucson where he sang in the choir and held several offices, including 11 years as congregational president. Memorial Services will be held at Grace Lutheran Church, 830 N. First Avenue, on Monday, December 28, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. Remembrances may be made to the Education Fund at Grace. Arrangements by FUNERARIA DEL ANGEL SOUTH LAWN.

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Published by Arizona Daily Star from Dec. 23 to Dec. 27, 2015.
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To the Rauh Family,
Bill was always willing to help any when ever, when ever needed. Bill will be missed by so many. My comfort is knowing Bill will be there with St Peter to welcome me and so many others when we reach those pearly gates. Love you, Dorothy. Pat Messer
Pat Messer
December 28, 2015
The Rauh family has always had a special place in our hearts. Our prayers go out to all of you. We loved Bill. What a dear kind, gracious and God fearing Christian man.
Karen Coopple (Geuder,Schmidt)
December 28, 2015
We are praying for all of you and rejoice in the knowledge that Bill is enjoying heaven. Till we meet again Bill....
Dana Veers
December 27, 2015
Liz Thompson Marvin
December 27, 2015
Remembering the fun times we had fishing and visiting at your great cabin in the pines.
Charles & Deanna Searles
December 26, 2015
I always enjoyed officiating football and basketball games with Billy . He was an excellent official.
James Fogltance
December 25, 2015
I enjoyed his company at the San Diego Reunion in 2004 and in Tucson in 2010. A fine man!
Allan Cody
December 24, 2015
Taught many years across the Hall from Bill. Wonderful times...GREAT guy. I will miss him. Thanks Bill for always being so up-beat. Need more folks like you.
Tom Patrick
December 24, 2015
I had Mr. Rauh as my woodshop teacher at Naylor Jr. High in the late 70's. It was one of the best classes I had and he was a great teacher. Rest in Peace Mr. Rauh.
John Bowyer
December 23, 2015
Loved him as a teacher and ref. I'll always remember what he said before kickoff ,"if you don't make mistakes we won't". Stuck with me since 1983.
Dan Mello
December 23, 2015
I remember him as one of the finest high school basketball officials that Tucson had to offer. My condolences and prayers for his family.
Lee Engbretson
December 23, 2015
As a resident of Sky-Hi, I have had many interactions with Bill. He will be missed by all who knew him. Our thoughts and prayers are with Dorothy and other family members.
Ron & Bernie Shaw
December 23, 2015
Dear Rauh Family,
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you during this most difficult time. Our sincere condolences.
Bob abd Terri Gastellum
December 23, 2015
For it is a fact: This "world is passing away and so is its desire." But, there is Hope for dead loved ones. 1John 2:17
December 18, 2015