PAUL ERNEST RAUCH JR.

Paul Rauch Jr., of Brook Park, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012 at the FirstLight Health Systems in Mora.  He was 78 years old.

MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at the St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora with Fr. Eugene Plaisted officiating.

MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held 1 hour prior to the service at the church

INURNMENT will be held at a later date at the Elmhurst Cemetery in St. Paul.

Paul Ernest Rauch, Jr., of Brook Park, Minnesota, formerly of Stillwater, Minnesota, passed away on Saturday, April 7, 2012, from complications related to his 10-year battle with Multiple Myeloma.  A loving husband, father and grandfather, Paul was 78 years old.

Paul was born on September 9, 1933 to parents Paul Sr. and Marie (King) Rauch.  He was born and grew up in St. Paul, Minnesota.  After graduating from high school, Paul enlisted in the United States Army, serving in Korea.  Paul was united in marriage to Marguerite Doherty on October 2, 1965.  Together in 1996 the couple built a house on the north side of Stillwater where they raised their family.  For many years Paul worked for the United States Post Office in downtown St. Paul.  In 1993 Paul and Marguerite moved to Brook Park, where they made countless friends and became involved in the community.  Paul enjoyed his Wednesday’s with the Words of Wisdom club, and hours spent playing 500.   Paul will be truly missed by all who knew and loved him.

Preceded in death by his parents Paul, Sr. and Marie (King) Rauch.

 Paul is survived by wife Marguerite of 46 years, sister Audrey and husband Willard Dick of San Jose, CA;, , sons Paul (Ann) of Lino Lakes, Mark (Roxanne) St. Cloud, and David (Jessie) of Carver, and 6 grandchildren Alexandra, Joshua, Olivia, Shawn, Andrew and Adam; cousins Lea Fay and Donald Klausing; many other relatives and friends.

A Memorial Service was held at 11 am on Wednesday, April 11, 2012 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church of Mora with Fr. Eugene Plaisted and Rita Clasemann officiating.  Music was provided by Kris Paulson and the St. Mary’s Choir.  Inurnment will be at a later date at the Elmhurst Cemetery in St. Paul.  Arrangements are by the Akkerman Ingebrand Funeral Home of Mora.  Condolences may be posted at www.aifuneralhome.com

4 guestbook entries for PAUL ERNEST RAUCH JR.

  1. Russ & Lynn Anderson April 7, 2012 at 9:10 pm #

    Our thoughrs & prayers are with you at this difficult time. We are here for you if there is anything that you need. All our love!

  2. Dale & Freya Lhotka April 9, 2012 at 8:44 pm #

    To the Rauch Family,

    We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Please let us know if their is anything that we can do.

    Dale & Freya Lhotka
    Kodiak Island, Alaska

  3. Leo & Betty Kaas April 12, 2012 at 12:34 pm #

    Dearest Marguerite,
    We were so saddened by the news of Paul’s passing. We have often thought of the two of you and all the fun times we enjoyed at your home……especially playing games of 500. Paul’s kindness and respectfulness will always be remembered. He was one of the finest persons we will ever know.
    You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  4. Ron Moore April 17, 2012 at 11:13 am #

    Dear Paul’s Family,
    I’m saddened by the news of Paul’s passing. Paul’s son, Dave is a good friend of my son Nate. I remember Paul at Boy Scouts, Baseball and Soccer games supporting his son. He was a good man and will be missed by those who know him.

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