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Patrick Rauch - December 15, 2011


Patrick Kevin Rauch, 59, son of Mary Alice (Melton) and Carman Leo Rauch, was born July 19, 1952 in Concordia, Kan. and died Dec. 15, 2011 at the home of his mother in Tulsa, Okla.

Pat was educated in the Miltonvale, Kan. and Kansas City, Mo. education systems and graduated from Putnam City West High School in Oklahoma City, Okla. in 1971. He was a U.S. Army veteran, having served in the armed forces for four years in the early 1970s.

Pat and Peggie Rushing were married in 1982 in Houston, Texas. They had three sons, Patrick Cody and twin sons Ryan Alexander and Robert Austin.

Pat was known for his good humor, teasing personality, good looks and love of fun. He loved to hunt and fish and was known to sit on the edge of a pond for hours, hoping for that next “big one.” He most loved his sons, his dogs and the outdoors.

During the 1970s he was a bull, bareback and saddle bronc rider on the rodeo circuit and was a member of the PRCA.

He was preceded in death by his father, Carman Leo Rauch; one sister, Viki Lyn Rauch; maternal grandparents, Victor and Florence Fadely Melton; paternal grandparents, Leo and Martha Price Rauch; and his beloved Rauch uncles and aunt, John Rauch, Bob Rauch, Jim Rauch and Norma Rauch Kidd.

He is survived by his sons, Sergeant Patrick Cody Rauch and wife Kim and grandson Jack of Fort Campbell, Ky., Robert Austin Rauch of Sterling and Ryan Alexander Rauch of Kearney, Neb.; mother and stepfather, Mary Alice and Larry Mancini of Tulsa; brothers, Bradford Rauch of Holyoke, Mark Rauch of Oklahoma City, Okla. and Craig Rauch of Springfield, Ill.; sister, Kimberlee Rauch Knapp and husband Steve of Tulsa; stepbrother, Larry Mancini Jr. of Framingham, Mass.; stepsisters, Vivian Mancini Stevens of Tulsa and Francine Mancini of Escondido, Calif.; his ex-wife and mother of his sons, Peggie Renick of Kearney; aunts, Jeannette Rauch Traver and Sheryl Rauch; uncles, Frank Melton and Bob Melton; and many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. He will be sadly missed.

Services will be held Friday, Dec. 30 at 11 a.m. at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Miltonvale, Kan. Inurnment will be in the Miltonvale Cemetery. There will be a memorial service in Holyoke, Pat’s home for over 25 years, at a later date.

In lieu of floral offerings, memorials may be made to St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Miltonvale; Pheasants Forever, P.O. Box 305, Holyoke, CO 80734; or to the donor’s chosen charity.

Services are being coordinated by Neill-Schwensen Funeral Home in Clay Center, Kan.