Joseph was born in York, Nebraska on July 1, 1935, the eighth of nine children of the late Aaron & Theresa (Stander) Rauth. He is survived by Carol A. (Essner) Rauth, his wife of 46 years, and their three children: Cindy Rauth & husband Tiho Buncic, Steve Rauth & wife Elizabeth (Genthe), and Chris Rauth; by three siblings, Sr. Vanna Rauth, Rev. Phillip Rauth, and Herman Rauth, and by five grandchildren: Gabriel, Maya, William, James and John Paul.
For over 60 years, Joe was a cabinet maker - creating furniture, remodeling homes and working with wood. He owned a successful home remodeling business in St. Louis for almost 25 years, J.R. Rauth Company. Even in his 80s, Joe could always be found in his shop.
Joe was a hard-working, honest man. A devout Catholic, he was a member of Assumption Church of New Haven. In his free time, he enjoyed problem-solving and challenges, making sculptures, stained glass, carvings. Over his lifetime, he built numerous clocks, two boats, and dozens of original furniture pieces. He also enjoyed the outdoors, pheasant hunting and wine-making. Joe was one of kind; he is loved and will be missed greatly.
Visitation on Friday, November 9th from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. at Assumption Church, New Haven, funeral services follow at 11:00 a.m. with Father Dan Mosley officiating.
Memorials may be given to New Haven Senior Center or Assumption Cemetery. C/O Toedtmann & Grosse Funeral Home.