Funeral services for Mr. Robert Rausch, 84, of Hartley, formerly of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m., today, Friday, June 27, 2008, at Bethany Lutheran Church of Spencer. Rev. Scott Meier will officiate the service.
Interment will take place at Lone Tree Cemetery in Everly.
Robert passed away Tuesday, June 24, 2008, at Community Memorial Health Center in Hartley.
Robert James Rausch, the son of George and Edna (Lockey) Rausch, was born June 25, 1923, three miles west of Spencer. His childhood years were spent in Spencer where he attended school. Bob missed his senior year to stay home to farm and help his family when his father was killed in a farm accident. He returned the following year to school and graduated from Spencer High School.
Following his schooling Robert worked for Spencer Foods for 21 years. On March 1, 1948, he was united in marriage to Wilma Lorenzen in Jackson, Minn.
He was preceded in death by his wife, Wilma Lorenzen on May 18, 2006; and his parents.
Robert is survived by his two sons: Robert Rausch of Schyler, Neb., and William Rausch of Hartley; one sister, Connie Lux and husband, Denton of Sutherland; two sisters-in-law: Avis Snyder and husband, Gary of Burlington, and Virginia Garner of Miami, Fla.; six grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.