Obit: Rau, Harold J. (1944 - 2015)
Contact: Robert Lipprandt
Surnames: Beyer, Kroening, Pinter, Rau, Schmaltz
----Source: The Tribune - Phonograph (Abbotsford, WI) 5/13/2015
Rau, Harold J. (26 DEC 1944 - 5 MAY 2015)
Harold J. Rau, age 70, of Abbotsford passed away Tuesday, May 5, 2015, at Aspirus Hospital-Wausau, following a short battle with melanoma.
Harold was born on December 26, 1944, in Milwaukee.
He grew up in the Medford and Westboro area and graduated from Medford High School in 1963. He then studied accounting at Eau Claire and married Carol Ann Schmaltz on January 16, 1965.
Harold enjoyed hunting and fishing, but mostly just waling though the woods. He also liked bird watching and feeding the different birds at his home, as well as caring for his lawn and gardens.
He had a passion for woodworking and repairing old tractors and cars. Harold was a handyman for just about every project and always a perfectionist. He also enjoyed spending time with his cat, Fluffy making puzzles and playing cards.
Harold is survived by his wife of 50 years, Carol; one daughter, Donna (Terry) Kroening, Colby; two sons, Brian (Tracy), Withee, and Michael, Abbotsford; grandchildren, Travis (Jenny) Beyer, Spencer, Jennifer Pinter, League City, TX, Amanda Rau (Rahne), Withee, Katlin Rau (Aaron), Rudolph, Lizzy Kroening, Colby; great grandchildren Jadeyn, Jordi, Lacy; brothers-in-law, Frank Schmaltz, Eau Claire, Jule (Mary) Schmaltz, Melbourne, FL.
We will miss you.
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