DALLAS, TEXAS

Ilo D. Rauscher
March 14, 1936 — March 4, 2019

Ilo D. RauscherIlo D. 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 passing.

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
https://www.alz.org/nca/donate.