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Memorial Service

St. John's Lutheran Church
Sunday April 22nd, 2018

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Everett W. Rau

Everett W. "Ev" Rau, our loving father, grandfather, mentor, teacher, and friend, died on March 25, 2018 in the farmhouse where he was born. He was 98 years young. Born August 22, 1919 in Altamont NY, to Margaret V. Ogsbury and Frank E. Rau, he was the youngest of seven boys. His beloved wife of nearly 74 years, Margaret "Peg" Rau, who died in 2017, was waiting to meet his "golden chariot," and welcome him home. Ev is survived by his four children and their spouses and children, twenty-three great-grandchildren, a great-great granddaughter, and two nieces. A full obituary is available at The Altamont Enterprise. Ev's family is grateful to Melissa Hale-Spencer, for her tribute there, beautifully articulated through her personal interview with him. We wish to thank Mr. Jay Whitecloud-- there are not enough words to express our appreciation for all your help. Our thanks to the Community Caregivers, and the many neighbors and friends who called, sent cards, and spent time visiting with Dad. Our sincere appreciation to our wonderful hospice team: Craig, Nick, Cindy, Peter, Jan, Kimmey, and Chaplain Barbara. Your caring, guidance, support, and encouragement will never be forgotten. Relatives and friends are invited to a celebration of Ev's life, which will be held on Sunday April 22, 2018 at 2 PM at St John's Lutheran Church, 140 Maple Ave., Altamont, NY. A reception will follow in the church hall. Memorial contributions may be made to Community Hospice of Albany.


Patricia & Kenneth Rau Mar 30 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Everett Rau

Patricia & Kenneth Rau Mar 30 2018 12:00 AM

Rest in peace, Dad, in the arms of our Lord. We are comforted knowing you are with Him and Mom. Please continue to watch over us and guide us, as you always have. Until we meet again... We love you and miss you! We will always remember your love, humor, and wisdom. Thank you for your presence in our lives. We are truly blessed! Your loving son and "daughter," Ken & Pat

Patricia & Kenneth Rau Mar 30 2018 12:00 AM

Please accept my deepest condolences. The following words have helped many to cope with the loss of someone special. 1 Corinthians 1:3, 4 states "Praised be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of tender mercies and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our trials..." Our Father, Jehovah God will help your family and friends in such difficult times. In 1 Corinthians 15:26 he promises us that "the last enemy, death, is to be brought to nothing" I hope the family and friends can find some comfort in this promise.

Hector Mar 29 2018 12:00 AM

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