Frederick Rausch

February 2, 1950 - January 6, 2018
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Frederick Carl Rausch, 67, of Midvale, died Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Frederick Dean and Shirley Jean (Page) Rausch, Fred was born February 2, 1950 at Dennison, Ohio.

Fred graduated from Indian Valley North Hi…

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Frederick Carl Rausch, 67, of Midvale, died Saturday, January 6, 2018 in Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a period of declining health.

A son of the late Frederick Dean and Shirley Jean (Page) Rausch, Fred was born February 2, 1950 at Dennison, Ohio.

Fred graduated from Indian Valley North High School in 1968. Then, on December 16, 1969, he entered the United States Air Force. Fred honorably served his country while being stationed in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan and Biloxi, Mississippi until receiving his discharge on May 7, 1976.

Following his honorable discharge from the Air Force, Fred spent a few years working as an Ohio State Patrol Officer. He ultimately retired from the United States Postal Service where he worked as a letter carrier.

Fred attended Roxford United Methodist Church and was an avid golfer. Most of all he enjoyed traveling and cherished the vacations with his wife, Sherry, following his retirement.

He is survived by his wife, Sherry (Fox) Rausch whom he married on September 5, 1970; his children and their spouses, Stephanie and Mark Velleca of New Philadelphia and Derrick and Erin Rausch of Uhrichsville; his grandchildren, Caleb (Tiffany) Velleca and Leah Velleca both of New Philadelphia and McKenna and Dane Rausch both of Uhrichsville and a sister, Peggy (Todd) Bonvechio of Brightwood.

In keeping with Fred’s wishes, cremation will take place and a memorial visitation will be held on Thursday, January 11, 2018 from 4 to 6 p.m. in the Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory at New Philadelphia. A memorial service celebrating Fred’s life will follow in the funeral home at 6 p.m. with Rev. Ron Heasley officiating.

Contributions may be made in Fred’s memory to Community Hospice of Tuscarawas County, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663 or to Roxford United Methodist Church, 771 Roxford Church Road SE, Dennison, OH 44621.

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Visitation Information

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018

Time: 4:00 pm

End Time: 6:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

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116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

Service Information

Date: Thursday, January 11, 2018

Time: 6:00 pm

Linn-Hert-Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

Address:

116 Second Street NE, NEW PHILADELPHIA, OH, 44663

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Community Hospice

716 Commercial Ave. SW
New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Roxford United Methodist Church

771 Roxford Church Road
Dennison, Ohio 44621

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Born: February 2, 1950
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On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.

 

Kathy Kopp posted on 1/26/18

Dear Sherry and family, We are so very sorry for your loss. I have known Fred for most of my life. He was always a good guy, and a lucky guy to have you in his life. Dennis and I were out of town when Fred passed, thus this late condolence from us both. Prayers and hugs, Kathy(Heldt) and Dennis Kopp

 

Sandra (Sam) Estepp posted on 1/16/18

Sherry Deepest sympathy to you and your family. Gods' blessings and healing of your sorrow. Love you always just Sam

 

Karen Ashkettle Baker posted on 1/12/18

Steph, Sherry and family...deepest sympathy on the loss of Fred. I have the best memories of being hassled almost daily by him! My prayer is that you all will turn to your own great memories as you move forward and remember...Love you all!

 

Doug & Brenda Stafford posted on 1/11/18

Our sincere condolences at the loss of your precious loved one.

 

packey velleca posted on 1/11/18

it is good to know fred, our children gave us the greatest gift of all two lovely grandchildren .my prayers and thoughts are with the Rausch family. God bless packey velleca sr.

 

Alan & Marty Peterman posted on 1/10/18

Sherry, our heartfelt prayers are with you and the family. May the good Lord cover all of you with his amazing peace and love.

 

Scott Stafford posted on 1/10/18

Just a few of the many good memories. Walking over to see him and find him dozing on the front porch swing and me quietly leaving. Same for the hammock out back. Numerous talks about gardening. My lawnmower envy when he showed me his new zero turn with his usual big smile. The time when I first moved in and was working up a sweat outside. He brought over two cold beers and we just relaxed and talked. I'll miss you my friend.

 

Penny Huff posted on 1/10/18

Sherry, Stephanie & family, I am so sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to your entire family. Keeping you all in thought and prayer. Penny Huff

 

Kathy Brown posted on 1/10/18

Sherry, I was so sorry to hear about Fred. Sympathy to you and your family. Kathy Brown

 

Linda McCord posted on 1/9/18

My heartfelt sympathies to Sherry & the family. Fred will be sorely missed by all who were fortunate enough to know him. My love to Sherry, and the children at this time. Much love, Linda McCord

 

Michelle (Missie) Knotts posted on 1/9/18

Sherry, Stephanie, Derrick, and Family; I am so so sorry for your loss. Fred was a great guy and I have many fond family memories of him. Take comfort in knowing Aunt Shirley, Uncle Dean and the rest of our precious loved ones who’ve gone before him welcomed him with open arms into the beautiful kingdom of heaven. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you! Love, Michelle (Missie) Knotts

 

Linda Zesiger posted on 1/9/18

Sherry and Family, You have my deepest sympathy. I am so sorry for your loss. Take care and know that now is the time when their is only one set of footprints in the sand, because God will carry you through this. Praying for you to find peace and comfort. Linda Zesiger

 

Janet (Zanon) Roth posted on 1/9/18

Sherry and family, I am so very sorry to hear of Fred's passing. He was a great guy and always fun to be around. My heart breaks for you Sherry. Sending hugs and my deepest sympathy. Janet (Zanon) Roth

 

Ann Henry posted on 1/9/18

Sherry,so sorry to hear about Fred.I'm thinking of you and your family.Praying for you.

 

Beth Moritz posted on 1/8/18

Sherry, Iam so sorry to hear about Fred passing away. Please know that Iam thinking of you and the rest of the family! I will always remember Fred sitting on the bench waiting on you to shop! Hugs to you!

 

LuAnn Kail posted on 1/8/18

Sherry and family,I'm so sorry to hear of your loss,and what a big loss it is. Fred was a great Husband , Father Grandfather and friend.He will be missed by all that has had the pleasure to know.

 

Missy & Ted Metcalf posted on 1/8/18

Sherry and family, Our sincere sympathy. Heaven truly gained a new angel. Fred brought smiles to many and will be missed. May the prayers of all those who knew him bring you comfort.

 

Kelly Mann posted on 1/8/18

I'm so sorry for your loss. Thinking of you Sherry and your family.

 

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