Rita M. Raucstadt

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Rita M. Raucstadt, 85, of Seligman, passed away at Cassville Health Care and Rehab in Cassville on Sunday, Nov. 19, 2017. She was born on March 17, 1932, in Foley, Minn., daughter of John and Josephine (Sandusky) Bialke. On Sept. 28, 1954, she was united in marriage to Dwain Leo Raucstadt; he preceded her in death. She was a member of the St. Edwards Catholic Church in Cassville.

Survivors include: four sons, Don Raucstadt and his wife Susan, of Seligman, Mark Raucstadt of Bentonville, Ark., John “JR” Raucstadt, of Seligman, and Dean Raucstadt and his wife Deena, of League City, Texas; four daughters, Kay Nix and her husband Jim, of Milner, Georgia, Jean Raucstadt and her husband Joe Farkas, of Seligman, Ann Wells and her husband Dean, of Grand Island, Neb., and Lisa Norris and her husband Larry, of Seligman; 13 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; 3 great-great-grandchildren; and one sister, Irene Rhoe, of Wayzata, Minn.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by two infant children, David and Dorothy; four brothers; and five sisters.

A memorial service was held at the family farm in Seligman Friday, Nov. 24, with Jack Betts, Chaplain, officiating.

Service arrangements and cremation were under the direction of the White Funeral Home and Crematory, Cassville.