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Richard Rau


Richard C. Rau, 85, of Aurora, died Sunday morning, Feb. 23, 2020, at the Buchanan County Health Center in Independence surrounded by his family. Mass of Christian burial: 10:30 a.m. Friday, Feb. 28, at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Oelwein. Visitation: 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday and 9 to 10 a.m. Friday at Jamison-Schmitz Funeral Home in Oelwein. Fourth-degree Knights of Columbus rosary: 3 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home. Interment: St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Hazleton.
A memorial fund has been established. Online obituary at www.jamisonschmitzfuneralhome.com.
Dick is survived by his wife of 60 years, Marion Rau of Independence; and his three children, Annette Kress of Winthrop, Mike (Kim) Rau of Aurora and Steve (Missy) Rau of Stanley.
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