Larry F. Rauschenbach – September 24, 2017

Larry F. Rauschenbach 76 of New Philadelphia died Sunday, September 24, 2017 at Community Hospice House in New Philadelphia following an extended illness. 

He was born February 24, 1941 in Baltic to the late Edmund and Mary (Burrier) Rauschenbach. He was a retired barber and was also employed at WJER Radio Station and enjoyed filming the Summer Show Case Shows at Tuscora Park in New Philadelphia. He was a member of the Zion United Church of Christ at Baltic, enjoyed, music; especially playing drums, bike riding, and mastering technology. 

He is survived by his two daughters Lori (David) Miller of Gray, Tennessee and Michelle (Chris) Peterson of Mackay, Idaho, 7 grandchildren Jordan, Jerrod, Jenna, Ileaha, Sereck, Kyle and Arilia, his sister Wilma Gerber of Baltic and his many nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his sister Linda Lautenschleger and his brother Kenny Rauschenbach.

Services will be held on Thursday, September 28, 2017 at 2:00 PM at Smith-Varns Funeral Home in Sugarcreek with Rev. Jim Henninger officiating. Friends may call on Thursday from 12 (Noon) to 2 PM at the funeral Home prior to services at the funeral home. A lunch will be held in the hospitality room of the funeral home, following funeral services. Private Burial will follow at West Lawn Cemetery in Baltic.

Larry’s family would like to extend a special Thank-You to his niece Amber Streb of New Philadelphia and the nurses and staff of Oak Pointe Nursing in Baltic. Memorials may be made to either Community Hospice House 716 Commercial Ave. SW New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663 or the Baltic Alumni Scholarship C/O Garaway Education Foundation PO Box 340 Sugarcreek, Ohio 44681. For those unable to attend, please visit the funeral home website to share a memory and sign the guest register.