Daniel Rausch

Obituary of Daniel W. Rausch

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Daniel Rausch, 68, of Frankfort, IN (formerly of Winamac, IN) passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, December 3, 2022 at his home.  He was born on September 15, 1954 in Logansport, IN to the late Francis and Gertrude [Meyer] Rausch.  He was a longtime member of St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac.  Dan attended St. Peter’s Catholic School and graduated from Winamac High School in 1973.  He has been a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church since moving to Frankfort in 2002.  Just this past year, he joined the Knights of Columbus Council #5294 in Frankfort. 

Dan spent over 26 years working in skilled trades as an industrial mechanic and electrician.  He retired from Red Gold, Inc. in Elwood, IN.  He was a very hardworking and talented man who could build anything, fix cars, and do anything mechanical. 

Dan enjoyed the outdoors, especially camping, fishing, hiking, and traveling out West with his family.  He was a proud member of the NRA and an avid supporter of President Donald J. Trump.  Dan was an animal lover, with a soft spot for his little Pomeranian, Lily and his Yorkie, Maxie.  He especially enjoyed riding his Harleys and had fond memories of numerous bike trips, including his trip to Sturgis, SD.  Dan was a former member of the American Legion Riders Chapter #113 in Lebanon, IN and a former member of Pulaski & Clinton County ABATE.  He was a current member of Sons of the VFW Post #1110 in Frankfort. 

Dan had a passion for music, especially playing bass guitar.  While living in Winamac, Dan played in the following bands: Night Shift, Sidewinder, Vertical Hold, and Cactus Jack.  While living in Frankfort, Dan played in Time Machine, 61/49 Blues Band, Paper Alley, and Whiskey Bent.  Most recently, Dan was the bass guitarist for Mudhound Revival Band. 

Dan was a good man who would do anything for anyone, especially his family.  He was a loving dad, brother, and uncle.  Dan will be missed by his friends and family. 


He is survived by:

Vania Rausch, Former Wife

Tsetsy (John) Baron, Step Daughter

Gabriela Angelova, Step Daughter

3 Step Grandchildren (and 1 on the way)

Joyce (Art) Kelsey, Sister

Trudy (Larry) Kruzick, Sister

Dr. F. David (Linda) Rausch, Brother

Larry (Cloretta) Rausch, Brother

Helen Rausch, Beloved Sister

Mary (Tom) Seidel, Sister

Numerous Nieces and Nephews


Preceded in death by:

Francis and Gertrude [Meyer] Rausch, Parents

John Rausch, Brother

Dr. Mosey Rausch, Brother


Visitation will be from 4-8 PM EST Friday, December 9, 2022 at Frain Mortuary in Winamac.

A Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 8PM EST Friday, December 9, 2022 at Frain Mortuary.


A Funeral Mass will be held at 11 AM EST Saturday, December 10, 2022 at St. Peter’s Catholic Church in Winamac with Rev. Andrew DeKeyser officiating. 


Private Burial will take place at a later date at St. Peter’s Cemetery in Winamac following cremation. 


Memorial Contributions may be made to Winamac Boy Scouts or Winamac Girl Scouts. 


Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.


Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary in Winamac, IN.


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4:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday, December 9, 2022
Frain Mortuary
305 East Main Street
Winamac, Indiana, United States

Funeral Mass

11:00 am
Saturday, December 10, 2022
St. Peter's Catholic Church
Winamac, Indiana, United States

Private Burial of Cremated Remains

St. Peter's Cemetery
St Rd 14 West
Winamac, Indiana, United States

Scriptural Wake Service

A Scriptural Wake Service will be held at 8PM EST Friday, December 9, 2022 at Frain Mortuary.
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