George Anderson Rauh, Jr. passed away peacefully in O’Fallon, MO on September 6, 2020 at the age of 87.
He will forever be remembered by his Best Friend, Soul-mate and wife of 42 years, Julie Dale (Husting) Rauh of Wentzville, MO. He was the Wonderful Father of Jonathan Anthony Rauh (Mary Daniel Hobson), Betsey Ann (Rauh) Hensley, Lisa Ann (Rauh) Mullerauh (Frank Mullerauh), Jennifer Ann Rauh, William David Reisse, Brenda Ann Dockery, and Julie Jane Lawson. He was the beloved Grandfather to Anna Rauh, Jessica Rauh, Benjamin A David Hensley (Becky David Hensley), Tina Naoko Hensley, Lisa Hensley, Shane Dockery, Reiss Dockery, Trey Dockery, Kara Lawson, and Adam Lawson. He was greatly loved by his brothers William and Alan Rauh. He was the much-loved Uncle to Patricia, Janet and Robert Rauh.
George A Rauh Jr. was preceded in death by his Grandparents: Enrique Kuetch Muller and Maude Lillian (Sullivan) Muller, his Parents: Ysabel Alvira (Muller) Rauh & George A. Rauh Sr., his Brothers: Robert Alan Rauh , James Anthony Rauh and his Grandson: Richard James Hensley.
George proudly served his country in the US Army in the mid 1950s and graduated from Cornell University as an ichthyologist and chemist. He was an inventor and held 2 patents for methods of preparing chemicals with Monsanto & he was the director of strategic planning for Merck & Co., Inc. He was fascinated with the natural world (a nature-boy) and taught all his kids to be stewards of nature. He helped instill in our hearts the love of fishing and exploring the curiosities of our Earth, Sky and Heavens. His greatest joys after fishing, boating and spending time with the kids & his beautiful wife, included creating extensive birdfeeders to attract all kinds of birds to watch and photograph on his back porch. He also had a passion for music, entertaining everyone with his resonant voice and masterful ukulele playing. His clever punster personality created brilliant rewrites of popular music to suit his ‘causes’ from Alcoholics Anonymous to Infection Control. He performed his “Medical Melodies’ at several APIC Conferences.
In 2009 he was baptized in the Gulf of Mexico with his wife and 2 manatees by his side. He was a devoted husband who deeply loved his kids and family and had enduring friendships where everyone felt his great love.
A celebration of his life will be held after the COVID Pandemic is behind us.
The family would like to thank the entire staff of at Garden View Care Center of O’Fallon MO for showing never-ending compassion and kindness to George and his family.
Memorial Donations can be made in George’s name to the
Lewy Body Dementia Association, Inc.
912 Killian Hill Road S.W.
Lilburn, GA, 30047
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