John Rauschenberger, 79, of Swannanoa, passed away on Thursday, September 6, 2018 at the J.F. Keever Solace Center.
Born in Butler, PA to the late Norman and Lucille Hepler Rauschenberger, he graduated from Thiel College in PA and received his Masters degree at Duke University. He was an Entomologist with the US Forest Service, past owner/operator of Humpty Dumpty Shoe Store and later worked for Kenny Pipe and Plumbing Supply. He was a veteran of the US Army and a member of St. Marks Lutheran Church.
Survivors include his wife of fifty-four years, Beverly Blistan Rauschenberger; son, Norman Rauschenberger of Black Mountain; daughter, Lori Wilhelmi (Scott) of Swannanoa, and grandson, Jackson Wilhelmi. He is preceded in death by a sister, Kaye Blackburn.
A memorial service will be held Saturday, September 15 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Marks Lutheran Church. Rev. Dr. William Trexler will officiate.
Burial will be Friday, September 14 at 10:00 a.m. at the Western Carolina State Veterans Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Marks Lutheran Church, 10 North Liberty St., Asheville, NC, 28801; or to J.F. Keever Solace Center, P.O. Box 25338, Asheville, NC, 28813.
Groce Funeral Home on Tunnel Road is assisting the family.