Eric E. Rauh, 61, of McPherson, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2013, at Hutchinson Regional Medical Center, Hutchinson. He was a Power Plant Superintendent for Board of Public Utilities. He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Vietnam War.
He was born on Oct. 26, 1951, the son of Clarence, Jr. and Marilyn Lee (Hunt) Rauh. He graduated from Sterling High School in 1970 and from Hutchinson Community College.
On Oct. 19, 1974, he was united in marriage to Tresa L. Hodson in Hutchinson.
Eric was a commander for the American Legion Post #24, member of the Legion Riders, leader in Cub Scouts, Webelos, Boy Scouts, all for Troup 133, former assistant scoutmaster, member of the McPherson Bowling Association, and served on the McPherson Cemetery Advisory Committee.
Survivors include: his wife, Tresa L. Rauh of the home; daughter, Michelle Nordstrom (Mike) of McPherson; son, Brent Rauh (Mary) of Goessel; father, Clarence Rauh of Sterling; brother, Mike Rauh (Marge) of Loveland, Colo.; sisters, Rose Mountain (Terry) of Hutchinson, Teresa Ryan (Jim) of Columbus, Kan., and Kim Reiter (Steve) of Olathe; and 10 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his mother and two grandsons, Parker Pennington and Asher Boese.
A funeral service will be at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Feb. 26, 2013, at the First Christian Church with Rev. Lynn Scott officiating. Burial with Military Honors will be in the McPherson Cemetery. Visitation is from 3 to 7 p.m., Monday, at Stockham Family Funeral Home with the family receiving friends from 5 to 7 p.m.
Memorial donations may be given to the American Legion Post #24 in care of Stockham Family Funeral Home, 205 N. Chestnut, McPherson, KS 67460. Personal condolences may be sent to the family at www.stockhamfamily.com.