Mary Jane Rausch
July 20, 1921 ~ March 29, 2013
Mary Jane Rausch, age 91 of New Hampton,IA passed away on Friday, March 29, 2013 at Linn Haven Rehab and Health Care. Mary Jane Goebel was born on July 20, 1921 to Martin and Elizabeth ( Kuechenberg) Goebel in New Hampton, IA. She attended St. Joseph’s School and graduated from New Hampton High School in 1938. Mary Jane was a bookkeeper for several area businesses before becoming a bookkeeper for Rausch Brothers trucking. She was united in marriage to Ralph Rausch on December 29, 1947 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in New Hampton. Ralph and Mary Jane made their home in New Hampton all of their married lives. Mary Jane enjoyed flower gardening, fishing, playing cards and family get-togethers. She was a member of Holy Family Parish ~ St. Joseph Center, Rosary Society, Catholic Daughters and American Legion Auxiliary. Mary Jane was survived by her children, Bob (Brenda) Rausch of New Hampton and Janet (Ray) Herriott of Kalispell, MT; her grandchildren, Ryan (Heather) Rausch of New Hampton, Brooke (Patrick) Toohey of Waverly, IA, James (Ashley) Herriott, Robert Herriott and TJ Herriott, all of Kalispell, MT; her great-grandchildren, Reid and Kye Rausch and Shea Michael Toohey; her sisters, Lyanda Siglin of Seattle, WA and Celine Scholl of New Hampton; her brother, Edward (Shirley) Goebel of Colorado Springs, CO and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Ralph on January 30, 2012; sister, Sylvia Gerarden, Irene Goebel and Betty Rouser and her brother, Gerald Goebel. Cemetery: Burial will be held at Calvary Cemetery in New Hampton. Visitation will be held from 4:00-7:00pm on Friday, April 5, 2013 at Conway-Markham Funeral Home and will continue at the church one hour prior to the Funeral Mass on Saturday. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30am on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at Holy Family Parish ~ St. Joseph Center with Msgr. Carl Schmidt celebrating.