Frederick Rauen, Jr.

January 11, 1947 - June 11, 2015

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Fred J. Rauen, Jr., 68, of Union, Kentucky, formerly of Taylor Mill, Kentucky, passed away on Thursday, June 11, 2015 at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA. Fred retired from IBM in Cincinnati, Ohio as a Systems Engineer after 30 years of service. He was an Army Veteran of the Vietnam Era, a devout Catholic, a member of the St. Vincent DePaul Society through St. Anthony Church. Fred was a loving husband and father and he was always willing to help out family and friends no matter what the situation. Throughout his life he loved traveling and camping with his family. Fred was preceded in death by his first wife, Linda Sue Hatton Rauen, on September 5, 2009. Fred is survived by his wife: Linda Ludwig Seitz Rauen; daughter: Margie (Brent) Giffen; grandchildren: Brooke and Dylan Giffen; sister: Nancy (Bob) Barnett; brother: Dave (Nancy) Rauen; step-daughter: Erin (Mike) DeSantis; step-sons: Patrick (Tara) Seitz, Andy Seitz and Chris (Angie) Seitz and step-grandchildren: Bowman, Bennett, Berkley, Beckham and Liam. Visitation will be at St. Patrick Church, 3285 Mills Road, Taylor Mill, Kentucky 41015 on Thursday, June 18, 2015 from 9:30 AM until Mass of Christian Burial at 11 AM. Interment will be in Mother of God Cemetery in Fort Wright, Kentucky. Memorials are suggested to Alzheimers Association and or the American Heart Association. Online condolences may be expressed at


Barbara & Steven Renaker - Jun 18, 2015

Margie, we were saddened to learn of the sudden passing of your dad. As I know you are hearing many times over he was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, friend and a kind and loving sole. The greatest gift he and your mom gave this world is a beautiful daughter who provided them with a granddaughter and grandson who were the loves of their lives. You can be comforted that after 40 years together as soulmates in this world Fred and Linda are now together for eternity. Much love to you and your family during these difficult days. Our condolences also to Linda Seitz Rauen and her family.

Anoop Kodali - Jun 17, 2015

Margie, No words can describe how sorry I am for your loss.

Nancy Jordan - Jun 17, 2015

Am heart broken for all of Fred’s loved ones. The world was definitely a better place with him in it. Praying for healing in your broken hearts during this very sad time.

Mona Major - Jun 16, 2015

So sorry to hear about your father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Lalit Bhatt - Jun 16, 2015

I am extremely sorry for your loss. May his soul rest in peace. May God give you all the strength & courage in these difficult times.

AJ Konstantinou - Jun 16, 2015

My deepest condolences, my prayers and thoughts for all the families

Barbara and Gabriel Higgins - Jun 15, 2015

Linda and Family, our heart felt condolences to you, Fred was an amazing man and he will surely be missed by all.

Lynn Wilbers Heath - Jun 14, 2015

Offering condolences & prayers for your
comfort. Fred was a smart, nice & kind man.
We went to Holy Cross together.
God will help you all along your sad way.

Melissa Price - Jun 14, 2015

Linda and family, so sorry to read this, praying for you and your family during this time. My condolences to all of you.

Ken Rump - Jun 14, 2015

I offer my deepest sympathy to the fine family of Fred Rauen, Jr. It is clear that there were many of us who counted Fred as a friend and the world is a better place for having had him.

Elizabeth Ann (Washnock) Baehner - Jun 14, 2015

I am Paul Washnock’s sister. My brother just told me of Fred’s death. I wanted to send you all my condolences. My memories of Fred are of a caring man and a wonderful friend to my brother,Paul. May God watch over you and all of Fred’s family and grant Fred peace and joy in Heaven.

Dennis (Dink) Wilson - Jun 14, 2015

To Linda and family,
I am one of Fred’s old Army buddies. Fred, Danny and I were in
Gemany together. I was so saddened to hear of Fred’s passing. I hate we missed getting together this pass spring. I know that Fred died happy because he was so thrilled about being married to you and loved you very much. May God be with you and your family and give you peace during such a difficult time.
Dink Wilson

Mary Davis - Jun 14, 2015

Linda, I know you and Fred loved each other very much and everyone will miss him greatly. He was a very kind man. My condolences to Linda, her children, and the Rauen Family.

Thomas Ludwig - Jun 14, 2015

To Linda, Margie, and all members of Fred’s family. I’m very sorry for your loss. Fred was a good, trustworthy, patient man, who will be missed. You all remain in my thoughts and prayers. Tom

Rose Mary Fangmeyer - Jun 14, 2015

Linda, I was so sorry to hear about Fred. He was a great guy and will be missed. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. Love to all, Dave and Rose Mary

Mary Lou Albers - Jun 13, 2015

To Linda and all members of Fred’s family, I am so sorry to hear of Fred’s death. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Please take care. Mary Lou

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