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Jerome W. Rausch

May 28, 1925 — March 24, 2017

(Note: An updated and lengthened obituary will be added for Mr. Rausch on Monday, Mar. 27th)

Mr. Jerome W. Rausch, 91, passed away at his winter home in Fort Meade, FL on Fri., March 24, 2017. Mr. Rausch was born May 28, 1925 in Melrose, MN and resided in Auburn, Maine for many years. He was a Catholic Theologian and Professor, and ordained to the ministry in June, 1950.

Mr. Rausch was preceded in death by his parents, Valentine and Kathryn H. Rausch; brothers, Norbert, Ervine, Severin, Florentine, Herman, Armand, Eugene; sisters, Lorraine and Betty Ann.
He is survived by his loving wife of 30 years this coming Nov. 28th, Shanti Rausch; step-daughters, Sonja Sundaram & husband Ben, Serena Sundaram; siblings, Sr. RoseMae Rausch OSF, Sr. Antonia Rausch OSF, Josephine Vania & husband George; brother, Paul Rausch and wife Liane; GrandPaPa's special grandchildren, Kieran and Kalyani Walter-Sundaram.

Memorial services will be announced at a later date. Contributions may be made in Mr. Rausch's memory to: The Franciscan Sisters of Little Falls, Minnesota, 116 8th Avenue SE, Little Falls, Minnesota 56345 or to your local Public Television Broadcasting station.

Hancock Funeral Home, Fort Meade, FL 863-285-8171
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