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Dorothy Frances (Clewley) Rausch
(April 11, 1930 - February 1, 2014)

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Dorothy Frances (Clewley) Rausch

Of Delta Township

Went to be with her Lord on Saturday, February 1, 2014 surrounded by her loving family. She was born April 11, 1930 in Lansing, MI to the late Russell and Mary (Sohn) Clewley. Dorothy devoted her life to her family, guided by her unwavering faith, setting a strong example for her children and all whose lives she touched. She retired in 1990 as a houseparent for the Michigan School for the Blind. Dorothy was a member of St. Gerard Catholic Church. She is predeceased by her loving husband of 60 years, Lawrence Rausch (2009); 3 brothers, James, Donald, and Joseph Clewley, 1 sister; Mary Clewley; and grandson, Russell Rausch. Dorothy is survived by her 11 loving children; Mary (Mike) Munsell, Susan (Larry) Leapley, Kathleen (Pat) Rademacher, Sandra (Dan) Taylor, Joseph (Margie), Thomas (Geri), Laura (Tom) Herzing, James (Laura), Jeffry (Elaine), Julie (Mark) Herzing & Peter Rausch; 3 sisters-in-law, Frances Perry, Lorraine Clewley, and Doris Clewley, brother-in-law Donald (Marilyn) Rausch; and many loving grandchildren and great grandchildren. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated Tuesday, February 4, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Gerard Catholic Church with Rev. Fr. Paul Erickson as celebrant. The family will receive friends Monday from 2-4 & 6-8 P.M. at the Palmer, Bush & Jensen Family Funeral Homes, Delta Chapel where a Vigil service will be prayed. Visitation continues at the church beginning at 9:30 A.M. Contributions may be made to Right to Life of Michigan in memory of Dorothy. Condolences may be made at


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