Obit: Rauen, Patrick G. (1936 - 2007)

Transcriber: Robert Lipprandt 

Surnames: Achterberg, Hiebl, Karlen, Knauf, Knetter, Lutz, Radke, Rauen, Stencil

----Source: The Record - Review (Abbotsford, WI) 1/13/2007

Rauen, Patrick G. (17 MAR 1936 - 2 JAN 2007)

Patrick G. Rauen Sr., 70, 1912 9th Avenue, Edgar, died Tuesday, January 2, 2007 at his home.

He was born March 17, 1936 in Wausau, son of Marie (Karlen) Rauen and the late Myron Rauen. On July 13, 1957 he married Joann Stencil at St. John Catholic Church, Edgar. She survives.

Patrick and Joann farmed in the town of Rib Falls for over 33 years. Following farming he drove truck for Switlick & Sons for several years. Some of Patrick’s favorite pastimes included reading, traveling the many different “warm” states throughout the U.S. and watching the Green Bay Packers. Most special to Patrick was spending time with his family, especially extending many words of wisdom to his grandchildren and also sneaking in a few pieces of chocolate when he could.

Patrick was a medic in the 82nd Airborne Division.

Survivors include his wife, Joann Rauen, Edgar, his mother, Marie Rauen, Edgar, his children, Kitty (Ronald) Knetter, Edgar, Patrick G. (Ann) Rauen Jr., Wausau, Laura (Scott) Achterberg, Wausau, Robert (Regina) Rauen, Edgar, his grandchildren, April Lynn (Todd) Bricker, Starla Lynn Knetter, LCPL Adam Scott Achterberg U.S.M.C. and Shawn Lee Achterberg, Samantha Lauren Rauen, Jacob Allen Rauen, Maria Katherine Rauen and Benjamin Leo Rauen, two sisters, Anne (LeRoy) Lutz, Brown Deer, Bernadette (Ervin) Radke, Edgar, one brother Leander (Diane) Rauen, Edgar and mother-in-law, Regina Stencil, Edgar.

Besides his father he was preceded in death by one granddaughter Jamie Lynn Knetter and his father-in-law John Stencil.

The funeral mass will be celebrated 11:00 a.m. Saturday, January 6, 2007 at Holy Family Catholic Church, Poniatowski. The Rev. Charles Hiebl and Deacon LeRoy Knauf will preside.

Friends may call on Friday from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, Edgar and again on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church. There will be a parish vigil service at 7:00 p.m. Friday evening at the Edgar funeral home.

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