Ilo D. Rauscher
March 14, 1936 — March 4, 2019
Rauscher was born March 14, 1936, in Scotland, S.D., to Anthony and
Sarah Rauscher. In the early 1950s, they moved to West Bend. He attended
West Bend High School and lettered in baseball, basketball and football.
Upon graduation in 1954, he enlisted in the U.S. Army where he served
two years, primarily in Germany. In 1956, he enrolled at the University
of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he majored in accounting and played
baseball. He excelled in baseball so much that after college, he was
invited to tryouts with the Milwaukee Braves (now the Atlanta Braves).
He married Kathryn Ann Laun on April 8, 1972, and settled in Sheboygan
while working for Georgia-Pacific Corporation. Kathy and Ilo had three
children, Laura, Paul, and Mark. In 1978, the Rauscher family moved to
West Bend, where he began working as a CPA. In 1982, he took a brave
step and moved the family to Ft. Stockton, Texas, where he became head
accountant for George Angelos & Company. A few years later he and Roy
Karr established a partnership, Karr & Rauscher. They headed up a client
base in west Texas, primarily in the towns of Alpine, Marfa and Fort
Stockton. He worked as a CPA until his retirement in 2011. Shortly
thereafter, he and Kathy moved to Lubbock, Texas, where he enjoyed his
grandkids and attending Texas Tech sporting events
along with an occasional round of golf. In 2017, he and Kathy moved to
Dallas, Texas, to be near family. He and Kathy became residents of CC
Young retirement community and instantly garnered lots of friends.
Ilo is survived by his wife, Kathy, of 47 years; daughter, Laura
(Martin) Sandate; sons Paul (Elena) Rauscher and Mark (Leslie) Rauscher;
as well as four grandchildren, Matthew, Jacob, Jack, and Emma. He is
also survived by sister Jeannette (Donald) Patasius and numerous
nephews, nieces, cousins and extended family.
Ilo passed March 4, 10 days before his 83rd birthday, after succumbing
to complications from Alzheimer’s, which he valiantly battled for six
years. He was surrounded by his immediate family upon his peaceful
Services will be held on March 13 at 4:30 p.m. at CC Young Senior Living
in “The Point,” located at 4847 W Lawther Dr, Dallas, TX 75214. He will
be buried at 2:15 p.m. at Dallas-Fort Worth National Cemetery located at
2000 Mountain Creek Parkway, Dallas, TX 75211. Arrangements by Rest
Haven Funeral Home in Rowlett, Texas.
Memorial donations can be made to
your local SPCA or to the Alzheimer’s Association