Shirley Jean Rauch, 78, of Herrick passed away Thursday (March 26, 2015) at her residence surrounded by her family.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday in the Herrick Baptist Church with Pastor Jay Huddleston officiating. Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until service time. Burial will be in Myers Cemetery, Herrick. Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or the Quad County Hospice.
She was born March 24, 1937 in Cowden the daughter of Rex and Grace (Carpenter) Bechtel. She married Richard (Dick) Rauch July 9, 1955 in Herrick.
Surviving are her husband, Dick; sons, Mike Rauch (Dixie), Steve Rauch (companion, Yvonne), Mark Rauch (Kelly) and Shelley Reynolds all of Herrick; brother, Wallace Bechtel (friend, June) of Herrick; 11 grandchildren and 13 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her mother, father, brothers, Fuller Bechtel and Rex Bechtel, Jr.
She was a member of the Herrick American Legion Auxiliary.
Shirley was a loving wife, mother and grandmother and a wonderful homemaker. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, cooking, sitting on the patio and spending time with family and friends. She will be greatly missed.