Obit: Rauscher, Charles B. (1934 - 2000)

Surnames: Rauscher, Urban, Jensen, Schoch, Bleskachek, Raycher, Leavens

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Rauscher, Charles B. (20 Feb. 1934 - 11 Aug. 2000)

Charles B. Rauscher, 66, of 325 Dwight St., Chippewa Falls, died Friday at St. Joseph's Hospital in Chippewa Falls with hospice after a valiant battle with lung cancer. Charles passed away surrounded by his family and their love.

He was born Feb. 20, 1934 in Chippewa County, the son of Bernard C. and Mary (Urban) Rauscher. He had worked at Uniroyal as a superintendent for 40 years, retiring in 1992. He married Carol Bernier on Nov. 18, 1954 at St. Charles Church in Chippewa Falls. He was a member of Notre Dame Church.

He is survived by his wife, Carol, whom he loved with all his heart; two sons, Charles W. (Patti) of Altoona and Thomas, of Minneapolis, Minn.; four daughters, Cathy (significant other, Dave Jensen), Connie (Bill) Schoch, Sue (Dave) Bleskachek and Michele (Tony) Raycher, all of Chippewa Falls; one sister, Rose Ann Leavens, of West Bend; 11 grandchildren, Erin, Christopher, Matthew, Andy, Aimee, Jon, Christi, Sarah, Kattie, Adam and Sam and one great granddaughter, Josie.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Funeral services will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at Notre Dame Church in Chippewa Falls. Interment will be in North Catholic Cemetery in Bloomer.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday and until 10 a.m. Tuesday at the Horan Funeral Home in Chippewa Falls. There will be a Christian Vigil Service at 5 p.m. Monday at the funeral home.

Charles was a big man with a huge heart. He will be deeply missed by his family and friends. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, playing cards, polka music, Packer parties and working in his woodworking shop. Most of all, he enjoyed his family and grandchildren.

During his retirement, Charles was active in the Headstart program, Family Health, helping out everyone and serving the Lord. In his family's eyes he was a soldier and a hero, smiling and joking until his last days.

*** Note: His date of death is from the Social Security Index.



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