Austin Dennis Rauch


CLINTON — Austin Dennis Rauch, 21, of Normal, passed away at 7:40 a.m. on July 2, 2021, at his family residence, Clinton.

Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. on  Wednesday, July 7, 2021, at the St. Luke Lutheran Church, San Jose, Ill., with the Rev. David Jacob officiating. Burial will follow at Allens Grove Cemetery, San Jose. Visitation will be held from 5 – 8 p.m. on  Tuesday, July 6, 2021, at the Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.

Memorials may be directed to the Austin Rauch memorial fund.

Austin was born on December 10, 1999, in Ottawa, Ill., the son of Clinton Dennis and Angie Diane (Shawgo) Rauch.

Survivors include his parents, Clint and Angie Rauch, Clinton; sister, Kaitlyn D. Rauch, Clinton; paternal grandparents, Dennis and Judy Rauch, San Jose, Ill.; maternal grandparents, Debbie and her husband John Duitscher, Mason City, Ill.; uncles and aunt, Daren (Sarah) Rauch, Clinton; Eric (Michelle) Tibbs, Havana, Ill.; Christine (Scott VanHorn) Fitzpatrick, Chestnut, Ill.; and  Jason (Tracy) Shawgo, Randolph, N.J.; along with several cousins.

He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Gary Shawgo.

Austin was a senior attending Illinois State University, while working at Bayer, in Farmer City. He loved sports; he was an All American in Division III in the high jump; 2A State Champion in the high jump; along with holding the school record at Clinton High School and the indoor/outdoor record at Knox College, in Galesburg, in the high jump.

He loved playing basketball with his four best friends from high school, Seth, Dalton, Austin, and Chase and spending time with his roommate, Wes.

Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com

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