JoAnne H. Rauschenberger
JoAnne H. Rauschenberger passed away the morning of May 26th, 2022 at her home in Orange City. She was 89 years old. She was preceded in death by her husband Dr. David S. Rauschenberger. She is survived by her sister Mary Alice Kothe, daughter Dana Powers and her husband Rich, son David and his wife Terri, grandchildren Richard Powers and his wife Hannah, Jesse DiPreta and her husband Anthony, Caitlin McConnell and her husband Jay, and David Schenck Rauschenberger II. Mrs. Rauschenberger was blessed to enjoy the birth of her only great grandchild Alice Powers before her passing.
Mrs. Rauschenberger had many nieces and nephews. Her brother in-law Robert Kothe (deceased) and brother in-law retired Chief Master Sergeant A.O. Brown were also very dear to her.
Mrs. Rauschenberger was born in Uniontown Pennsylvania in 1932 to parents Dan and Mildred Hoover. Mrs. Kothe was her only sibling.
She graduated from Butler High School in 1950. She then went to nurses training and became a Registered Nurse. From there, she worked in the pediatric burn unit at Allegheny General Hospital in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. She worked as her husband David attended medical school at The University of Pittsburgh and graduated in 1958.
JoAnne and Dr. Rauschenberger moved to Orange City and opened his medical practice in his office on May Street in 1962. She was a homemaker.
JoAnne and David were members of Emmaus Lutheran Church in Orange City since 1994. She was an active member and attended church until just a few years ago. She loved to hear David sing in the choir.
Mrs. Rauschenberger loved and cherished God, her family, and friends. She loved music of all genres, but her love was opera and classical. She listened to opera music each day before her passing. JoAnne was also an avid reader who loved biographical literature about famous historical figures. Her love for her many dogs and cats was known to all that knew her.
The family would ask that anyone wishing to remember JoAnne donate to Alzheimer’s research, so that there would someday be a cure.