Raymond W. Rausch

CHERRY VALLEY – Raymond Willard Rausch, 86, died Sunday, April 27, 2014, at his home.

He was born Nov. 16, 1927, in Champion Heights, the son of Eleanor Margaret Walker and John Henry “Jack” Rausch.

Mr. Rausch served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in Guam, Japan and Alaska.

He owned and operated R.W. Rausch Garage and was a member of the Cherry Valley United Methodist Church.

Survivors include his wife, Bessie V. Rausch; three daughters, Barbara L. Stonebreaker of Dorset, Kathi V. Kovach of Mesopotamia and Cheryl A. Hovanick of Houston; five grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

Mr. Rausch was preceded in death by two sisters and a brother.

A funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Baumgardner Funeral & Cremation Service in Andover.

Calling hours will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. tonight and for two hours prior to services at the funeral home.