Joseph “Joe” Rauch

Joseph (Joe) Rauch, 67, loving husband of Karen (Ulasovich) Rauch, and loving father of Tatiana Rauch, left us too soon on August 24, 2023, after a short battle with cancer and related medical issues.

Joe liked problem-solving, which was evident in his career as a mechanical engineer.  He was awarded several patents for his designs.  He enjoyed working with his colleagues at Motorola, SEL, and Luminex, where he developed many strong friendships.

One of Joe’s loves was cooking and sharing the meals with friends and family.  He especially liked to create original seasonings and sauces to complement his recipes.  One of his joys was to cook and grill outdoors with his godson, Grant Hoffman.  Music was his second love, especially Pink Floyd and Rammstein.

While Joe was basically a homebody, he enjoyed daily visits with his friends at Orchard Meats; while vacations and downtime were even more fun when spent with close friends Ed and Suzanne Hoffman.  Two special fur babies, Nikko and Milo, made Joe both laugh and groan over the years.

Joe was born on May 27, 1956, in Chicago, IL.  After spending most of his life in Illinois, Joe and Karen moved to Arizona in early 2023 to begin retirement and to live closer to Tatiana, whom Joe adored.

Joe left behind a family who loved him dearly.  Along with Karen and Tatiana, he leaves behind two sisters, Ingrid (Paul) Ruff and Lu (Lothar) Klevenow, and his loving sister-in-law, Nancy (Frank) Susman, and brother-in-law Jim (Karen) Ulasovich.  He was also fond of his nephews Mark and Michael Ruff and Adam Ulasovich.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Delfina and Kurt Rauch.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate a donation in Joe’s name to ECAN (Esophageal Cancer Action Network) or Hospice of the Valley or the charity of your choice.

Donate click here for Hospice of the Valley

Give the Gift of Hope – Esophageal Cancer Action Network click here for ECAN

A celebration of life to remember Joe will be scheduled at a later date.

8 Comments on “Joseph “Joe” Rauch

  1. To the Entire Rauch Family – Please accept my deepest condolences for the loss of Mr. Joe Rauch. We thank you for entrusting Simply Cremation to care for his final arrangements.

  2. Joe will be so missed by his friends and family. The Pollmann family loved Joe and Karen ‘s Christmas parties along with Joe’s. great sense of humor .We pray that God takes Joe in his loving arms and bring peace to Karen and Tatiana.

  3. Joe is one of the best!! We will miss him dearly even thou we haven’t seen him too much recently. Thru our dear Friend Karen bringing him over to our home at age 19 we instantly had a connection of friendship and love that lasted through the years with them even when we couldn’t get together for a while. He will be in our thoughts and prayers always. God will grant him peace and love.

  4. Our deepest sympathy to Karen & Tatiana
    Joe will be missed by many who loved him so…. As he enters Gods beautiful heaven, He is at rest & peaceful, Amen!
    Sincerely with condolences,
    Terry & Nina Atkiels
    R.I.P. dearest friend 🙏🏼🥰

  5. Dear Karen, Tatiana and Rauch Family, so sorry for your loss. We will keep all of you in our thoughts and prayers. Deepest sympathies, Bill, Mary and the Atkiels Family

    Lieber Joe, dich werde ich sehr vermissen, mein Freund. Aber wir sehen uns im Himmel wieder, das verspreche ich dir! Dein Freund und ewiger Nachbar, Bill!

  6. What we once enjoyed and deeply loved we can never lose,
    for all that we love deeply becomes part of us.
    Joe has made a difference in so many lives.
    Bill and I had the pleasure of getting to know both Joe and Karen.
    So very sorry for your loss.
    Our family will keep your family in our thoughts and prayers.

  7. To say, sorry for your loss is too trivial! You and Joe were life partners and you have suffered a loss that we all can feel in our hearts.
    Joe and You were great freinds and we hope that friendship never passes.
    We know that Tatiana helped to round out, a beautiful and loving family and hope that you both will get through the loss of Joe.
    We will always remember his smile, swagger and love of life and beer!. He will always be considered a wonderful person and caring freind. Sincerely Basia and Bob❤

  8. Dear Karen and Tatiana,
    We are so very sorry for the loss of your loving husband and devoted father. We will always remember the good times at your parties and the joy of hearing Joe talk about his family, patents, home construction projects, model trains and Nikon cameras. He will be very missed. Please take care of yourselves knowing that Joe is looking out for you in heaven.

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