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Donald C. Rauser

Published: Friday, Jan. 24, 2014 1:15 a.m. CDT
Donald C. Rauser

DES MOINES, Iowa – Donald C. Rauser, 94, of The Lindens at Luther Park, Des Moines, died Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2014, at Lutheran Hospital in Des Moines. He was the maintenance supervisor at GE Co. in Morrison for more than 30 years.

Donald was born Dec. 20, 1919, in Salem Township in Carroll County, the son of Louis F. and Laura (Queckboerner) Rauser. He served in the Army Air Corps in England during World War II. He married Eloise I. Remmers on Dec. 19, 1945, at the First Evangelical Lutheran Church parsonage in Chadwick. He was a member of Bethesda Lutheran Church.

Survivors include his wife; one daughter, Kathy (Glenn) Vogel of Ithaca, N.Y.; two sons, Larry (Diane) Rauser of Ankeny, Iowa, and Kent (Lori) Rauser of Scottsdale, Ariz.; two grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by one brother, Lyle Rauser.

Visitation will be from 1 to 2 p.m. Monday and the funeral at 2 p.m. Monday at Bethesda Lutheran Church in Morrison, with the Rev. Bob Burton, pastor, officiating. Interment will be at Grove Hill Cemetery in Morrison. Bosma-Renkes Funeral Home in Morrison is handling arrangements.

A memorial has been established to Bethesda Lutheran Church.

Visit www.bosmarenkes.com to send condolences.

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