Lawrence Rau, 69, of Star Prairie, was called to his eternal home on Sept. 14, 2023, after a long struggle with his health. Lawrence grew up on the family farm in Goodrich, being the fifth of six children, born to John and Myrtle Rau. He was a graduate of Medford Sr. High School. In 1974, Lawrence married Marilyn Kloth at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Medford. After their marriage, Lawrence enrolled in Wausau NCTI-Machine Tool Program graduating in 1976. After graduation, Lawrence and Marilyn moved to St. Paul, Minn. where he was employed at Remmele Engineering obtaining his Journeyman’s Card in the machine tool trade. During his employment Lawrence became a supervisor and CNC programmer. In 1986, Lawrence and Marilyn, and the children, built their home in Star Prairie, where he resided until his passing. Upon early retirement from Remmele Engineering, Lawrence worked as a machinist and programmer at various companies- OEM of Baldwin, EPS of New Richmond, McNally Industries of Grantsburg, Haberman Machine Co. North St Paul Minn., and SMC, Somerset. He enjoyed the challenge of learning different aspects of the machine shop trade.
Lawrence loved the outdoors and nature. He enjoyed
hunting and being outside, working on things in the yard with his family. He enjoyed making things, being creative, and working with his tractor. He loved to travel, visiting many historic locations and National Parks throughout the Western states. Lawrence truly enjoyed these family vacations to the mountains … and to experience these journeys thru the children’s eyes.
Lawrence is survived by his wife, Marilyn; and children, Matthew and Heather; brothers and sisters, Leon Rau (Karen) of Medford, Ed Rau (Barb Jochimsen) of Medford, Lynn Glamann (Craig) of Medford; along with nieces and nephews, cousins, former coworkers, neighbors, and dear friends.
Lawrence was preceded in death by parents, John and Myrtle Rau; brother, Dennis Rau (2001) and sister, Stella Wright (2003) both of Medford; sister-in-law, Lynette Rau (1997) of Goodrich; and brother-in-law, Howard Nehmer of Columbus (2010).
The family wishes to thank Interim Healthcare & Hospice staff for their professional and compassionate care given to Lawrence over the past few months. And we would like to thank Bakken Young Funeral & Cremation for serving the family.
A Celebration of Lawrence’s Life will be held on Saturday, Sept. 30, 2023 at 2 p.m. at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S Knowles Ave) New Richmond with visitation from 1-2 p.m. and refreshments following the service.
Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.
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