William G. “Mike” Rausch

October 02, 1936 ‒ July 12, 2014

Galion, Ohio

William G. “Mike” Rausch, 77, of Galion died Saturday evening, July 12, 2014 at Mill Creek Nursing Center in Galion.

Born October 2, 1936 in Shelby, he was the son of Paul William and Eva Jane (Roth) Rausch. He married Carole J. (Huebner) Rausch on June 8, 1958 and she survives.

Mike was a graduate of Galion High School in 1954 and served in the United States Army. He started as a paper boy at the Galion Inquirer and worked his way up to Pressman retiring after more than fifty years with the newspaper.

Mike was a member of St. Paul United Methodist Church in Galion. He was a member of Galion Moose Lodge 303, American Legion Scarbrough Post 243 and Elks Lodge 1191, Galion, where he is currently serving as treasurer and head of the scholarship fund. He was an avid coin collector and loved to golf.

In addition to his wife Carole he is survived by children Shawn Rausch and Sherie (Matt) Dull both of Galion; grandchildren Chelsee McCoy and Travis Dull both of Galion; great granddaughter Addison McCoy of Galion; sisters Sally Sutton of Granville and Paula (Larry) Samson of Gahanna and his faithful companion, his golden retriever Sage.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, July 15, 2014 at Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion where services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, July 16 with Rev. Ash Welch officiating. Military honors will be conducted by the United States Army and Galion Crestline Veterans Military Funeral Detail.

An Elks memorial service will be held 7:30 p.m. Tuesday during calling hours.

Memorial contributions may be made to HomeCare matters Hospice in care of the funeral home.

Snyder Funeral Home Richardson Davis Chapel in Galion is honored to serve the family of Mike Rausch and online condolences may be made to them at www.SnyderFuneralHomes.com.

  • To Carol and the families of Mike:
    Max and I send our love and sympathy to all of you in the loss of your loved one.
    Know that you are in our thoughts and prayers at time and in the days to follow.
    Love Ruby and Max

  • Carole, Shawn and Sherie,
    There will never be anyone as Special as Mike. His care and concern for all he did was truly a blessing. Working with Mike was never dull, he will be in your hearts and the thoughts and prayers of many for years to come.

  • Our sympathies to Mike’s family and his extended family. Sorry to hear of his passing.
    A long time ago in the 50’s we passed papers for the Galion Inquire and then as adults we worked together at the Inquire on the high school newspaper. Mike was such a friendly person and his sense of humor was something else. I know he will be missed. May God Bless the family and may Mike rest in peace .

    Nelson and Kimberly Melchior
    San Diego

  • Carole ,
    We are so sorry to hear of the passing of Mike. He was a character, and there was never a dull moment when he was around. He will be truly missed! Thinking of you all at this truly sad time

  • Shawn: I enjoyed working with your dad when I would bring the Shopper’s Compass up to be printed. He was a special person. Lots of prayers for you and your family.

  • Carole, We remember Mike and your family when we went to St. Paul’s. We moved in 78 but still have good memories of you all. Love and prayers.

  • Shawn, sorry to hear of the loss of your father. Thinking of you in your time of sorrow. Andrea

  • I am so sorry to hear about the passing of Mike. I just got to know him the last couple of years in the Elks Golf League. We had a lot of laughs in the short period of time. My God Bless the family and rest in peace “Mike”.

    Duke Newell and Family
    Powell, Ohio

  • Carol,
    So sorry to read about Mike. Grouch was one of a kind and always enjoyed
    talking with him . Lots of thoughts and prayers being sent your way.

    Geral & Judy Dyer

  • To the Mike Rausch Family,
    Please accept our deepest sympathies for the passing of Mike. Mike was one of the kindest individuals we knew with a great laugh. Our hearts and prayers are with you.
    Ron and Linda Nelson

  • What more should be said about a man who always made you smile and loved to laugh. We will miss you cousin Mike.

  • Carole and Family,

    We send our sympathy and prayers to you at this difficult time.

    The Dave Noggle Family

  • I’m sure all of us at the Galion Elks Lodge will truly miss Mike, in fact, we have missed him during his recent absence. Mike’s rare and fun personality was an asset to our community of friends!

  • Our condolences to Mike’s Family. Duane knew Mike for many years while working at the Inquirer. Mike was a good friend and other things.

  • Dear Carole, Shawn, Sally & Paula:

    Our sympathy goes out to all of you! Just returned from a round of golf and found an e-mail from my sister-in-law with Mikes passing notice. Mike was and will always be one of my best friends (12 years of school). We have been and will continue to pray for Mike and all of you. Sorry I didn’t find out earlier. Hope to be in Galion around the first of August and will try to see you. God bless all of you and Mike (best buddy) rest in peace.

    • Karen, Tom, and all:I am so sorry to hear of your mom’s passing. She had a long and brave fight and while I am so very sorry that she isn’t here with you helhtay and well I think we all know for a fact that she is in complete and utter joy and bliss right now, free from the struggles and pain that we her constant companion for a long time. It is a blessing to know without a doubt that she is with the Lord and that you will be with her again someday. I cannot imagine the pain of losing a parent and hope you know that we are here for you for anything you need now, or will need as you go forward. Our prayers will continue to be with you.

  • My condolences to the family. This is how I will always remember Mike, In 1954 I was with Mike coming back to Galion from Crestline when I was hearing a different sound from the front of the car that he was driving, he stated not to worry it was just the pistons and the rods fighting over the last of the oil. Thanks for the Memory Mike.