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Casper H. Rausch
June 03, 1925 ~ April 19, 2004
From:  Marengo, Ohio

Visitation:  Wednesday, April 21, 2004 from 4:00-8:00 P.M. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, OH
Funeral:  Thursday, April 22, 2004 at 11:00 A.M. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, Sunbury, OH
Burial:  Marengo Cemetery, Marengo, Ohio

Casper H. “Cap” Rausch, age 78 of Marengo died unexpectedly early Monday, April 19, 2004 in the emergency room of Morrow County Hospital.

He was born on June 3, 1925 in Plain City to the late Daniel and Virgie (Vance) Rausch. Cap moved to the Marengo area at the age of 16 and attended the Marengo High School. A Veteran of the 82nd Airborne Division of the US Army, he participated in the Ardennes, Rhineland, and Central Europe Campaigns of WW II.

Cap had worked as a milk deliveryman for Riverside Dairy, owned and operated the 71/61 Gulf Station until 1977, and retired in 1985 from the Marengo Post Office as a rural letter carrier. He was a former member of the Morrow County Hospital Board as well as a charter and lifetime member of American Legion Post #710.

A loving husband, father, and grandfather to his wife of almost 58 years: Joanne Jordan, Daughter Mary (Jerry) Steele of Marengo; Sons William (Sharon) of Marengo, Richard (Connie) of Brownwood, TX, 12 grandchildren, 8 Great-grandchildren, loving friends: Ivan and Ruth Pearl of Fulton.

Preceded in death by loving daughter; Joyce Chandler in 1998, parents-in-law; Leon (Dorothy) Jordan, Brothers: Lee, Bill, Sisters: Mary Lou Hyatt, Edith Kincade.

Friends may call Wednesday 4-8 p.m. at DeVore-Snyder Funeral Home, SR 3 at 61, Sunbury, where services will be held Thursday 11:00 a.m., with Rev. James Brantingham officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in Marengo Cemetery.

Memorial contributions can be made to Marengo United Methodist Church Life Center, P.O. Box 126, Marengo, OH 43334, or American Cancer Society, 1150 Mt. Vernon Ave., Marion, OH 43302.

Condolences may be expressed at www.snyderfuneralhomes.com.
Grave marker of Casper "Cap" H. Rausch in the Marengo Cemetery, Marengo, Ohio.

Casper was a member of I company.  He jumped into Holland in Operation Market-Garden and also fought in the Ardennes during the Battle of The Bulge.



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