Ronald Michael Rau was born June 17, 1939, in Denver, CO to Michael and Margaret (Pelz) Rau.
Although Ron was a farmer and carpenter by trade, he was an outdoors man at heart. He enjoyed raising cattle and going camping and fishing. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus.
Ron passed away Tuesday evening, April 11, 2023 at his home in Caldwell with his family by his side.
He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Nadine Cochran, companion Mary Jo Goodman and brother-in-law Bill Norris.
Survivors include his sister Geraldine Norris; brother Phillip and wife Patti Rau; Son Terry Rau; ex-wife Linda Marshall; stepdaughters: Melissa Marshall, Holly Goodman, Rhonda Goodman, and Kristi Goodman; granddaughter Ashley Rau; several nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews.
A memorial service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 13, 2020 at the Schaeffer Mortuary Chapel with Father Thomas Hoisington presiding.
Memorials may be made to the Knights of Columbus or to Interim Hospice and sent in care of the mortuary.