Obit: Rauen, Mabel H. (1915 - 2012)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Albrecht, Auner, Doering, Gaulke, Kraft, Neuens, Rauen, Schmitt, Streveler, Zynda

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 6/30/2012

Rauen, Mabel H. (Schmitt) (16 DEC 1915 - 6 AUG 2012)

Mabel H. Rauen, 96, formerly of Edgar, died Monday August 6, 2012 at Marywood Convalescent Center, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

She was born December 16, 1915, in Appleton, daughter of the late William and Clara (Auner) Schmitt. On November 28, 1935, she married George Rauen at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, Poniatowski. He preceded her in death.

Mabel and George operated multiple cheese factories in the Willard area. Later, they owned and operated dairy farms in the Poniatowski area until their retirement. The Rauens were involved in Charismatic prayer groups through the years, enjoyed square dancing and were members of a couples homemakers club. Mabel enjoyed gardening and was a member of the Foresters.

Survivors include five sons, Norbert Rauen, Weston, Don (Jan) Rauen, Wausau, Bill (Sharon) Rauen, Hamburg, Gary (Holly) Rauen, Athens, Dale (Kathy) Rauen, Edgar, 13 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, one great-great grandchild, one sister, Henrietta Gaulke, Wausau, four sisters-in-law, Marie Rauen, Edgar, Marcella Kraft, Poniatowski, Lorraine Doering, Wausau and Thelma Rauen, Milwaukee.

Besides her parents and husband, she was preceded in death by a daughter-in-law, Lucille Rauen, one brother, Sylvester Schmitt, three sisters, Viola Zynda, Rosella Albrecht and Loretta Neuens.

The funeral mass will be celebrated at Noon Wedensday, August 8, 2012 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Poniatowski. Rev. Robert Streveler will preside. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Friends may call on Weds. From 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. In lieu of flowers, at Mabel's request, a memorial fund is being established.

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be expressed at

The family wishes to express their sincere appreciation to the staff of Marywood Convalescent Center.



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