Mary Jane Rausch

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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.

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  1. Mike and I are so sorry to hear about your mom. She was a great lady. Please accept our condolences. Our thoughts are with you and your families at this sad time.

  2. Oour sympathy to all the family. Mary Jane was a great lady. We always enjoyed visiting and laughing with her and Ralph. They are together again and make they rest in peace.

  3. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. May great memories help you through. God bless you all.

  4. Bob and Janet we are so sorry to hear of your mothers
    passing. I have so many good memerys of her and ralph
    that I will hold onto,I know she is having a good time meeting ralph. Duane

  5. I was sorry to hear of your Mother’s death. I have some great memories as a child staying overnight with Janet. It is tough to lose your Mom.

  6. Our sympathy to the Rausch Family. Donn and I enjoyed her wit when visiting with her.
    We will be gone for the Visitation and Funeral. But, we will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers.

    Louise and Donn

  7. Please accept our sincere condolences for the loss of your loved one. This is one of the most difficult things we must face in our life. May it comfort you to know that others are deeply touched by your loss. God assures us at Psalms 34:18 that he is near to those broken in heart and those crushed in spirit he saves. Jesus also promises that we will be able to see our loved ones again. Jesus own words found at John 5:28,29 tells us there will be a resurrection. What a wonderful hope! God says that soon on the earth there will be no more pain, suffering and especially death at Revelation 21:3-5 We anxiously await the day when we will no longer lose those we love. May these bible thoughts bring you comfort at this most difficult time.

  8. You have our deepest sympathies on the loss of your mom and Grandma. Cherish your memories

  9. Dear Family
    We send our prayers and condolences to all . Mart Jane and Ralph were friends and good customers . Will be missed by many.
    Dan and Jean Scott

  10. All our thoughts and prayers are extended to the Rausch family. May her memories fill your hearts at this time. David and Jeanne Roder

  11. Bob, Janet, & families, Our deepest sympathy and
    prayers to all of the family. We had many visits with Mary Jane at Forester functions and at church. She will be remembered by many for her wit and smiling face. May she be enjoying her Heavenly Kingdom with Ralph and other family members. Until you meet her again, hold close to you the many memories.

  12. Bob, Janet, Celine, Brenda, Ryan, Brooke and Family. I have such vivid memories of fishing with Mary Jane and my Mother. I can never forget Mary Jane laughing so hard when Peany would bite my ankles on the way out of the door, it was a tradition.

  13. Janet and family, I so fondly recall talking with your Mom and Dad after mass when I was living in New Hampton. They were a happy couple and always enjoyed sharing with me about you and your family. I have great memories of us being classmates at St. Joes and NHHS.
    My sympathy to you, Janet.

  14. To all of Mary Jane’s family: My thoughts and prayers are with all of you. I always enjoyed visiting with Mary Jane and working with her on funeral dinners in the past. She and Ralph were always so nice and friendly.

  15. We send our sympathy to the Rausch family. We are not back yet but know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. We always enjoyed chatting with your Mom she was a very sweet lady. Take comfort that your parents are together again.

  16. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. May all the great memories comfort you at this difficult time. God bless you all.
    Joe and Sharon

  17. Bob, Janet and family…….you have my sincere sympathies with the passing Mary Jane. Alot of a great memories of Mary Jane and Ralph from my chidlhood!!
    God bless!!!

  18. Our deepest sympathy to all of the family and friends of Mary Jane. She was a favorite aunt and we always enjoyed seeing her and Ralph when we were in the area. We feel very fortunate to have had time with her last fall, listening to her remembrances of times past and sharing family memories with her. She will be in our prayers as she joins her beloved Ralph. Our thoughts and prayers are also for Bob and Jan and their families.

  19. Bob & family our deepest sympathy for your loss. Your mom was always quite the gal and I’m sure she has left you with many great memories.

  20. Bob, Janet and Families. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you in the passing of Mom, grandma. I have many fond memories of growing up with the Rausch family,memories that will last forever. Mary Jane was always pleasant to be with, fishing correcting Ralph at family get togethers…Those fond memories will always make us smile. Take care all

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