‹ Return to Current Obituaries

Order Flowers now for guaranteed delivery before Dolores's visitation.

Dolores Rauch

Rauch, Dolores Mae “Toady”, age 93 formerly of Trotwood passed away at Walnut Creek Nursing Center on May 2, 2017.  Dolores was born on Sept. 30, 1923 in Salida, CO to the late William McCain and Pauline I. Rupp and (Charles) Martin.  She married the late Robert F. Rauch October 26, 1940 and they were married for 60 years.  Dolores retired from Trotwood Madison Schools and was a lifetime member of St. Peters Lutheran Church in New Lebanon, OH.

Along with her parents and husband she is preceded in death by her daughter Mrs. Carolyn Ann Sommer, sons-in-law Douglas E. Slaton and Richard S. Neatherton, half-sister Sharon L. Waldsmith of Sidney, and step-sister Barbara Eyler of Dayton.

She is survived by her daughters Dixie L. Neatherton and Vickie L. Slaton of Germantown, and son-in-law Keith Sommer of Martins Ferry, OH, her 8 grandchildren Christine (Jeff) Furbee of Columbus, Michele (Jonathon) Turk of Mohawk, NJ, Julie Sommer of Seattle, WA, Robert (Bekah) Neatherton, Susan (Jeff) Cotterman, Joe (Sabrina) Slaton, Dan (Brielle) Slaton, and Ian Slaton; 12 great grandchildren, Justin Griffiths, Jessica and Jacob Neatherton, Jackson, Calvin and Carrie Furbee, Megan, Mitchell and Matthew Cotterman, Henry Turk, Braylon Miller, and Madelyn Slaton.  A host of other family members and dear friends.

Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, May 9, 2017 at 12:00PM at the Arpp & Root Funeral Home, 29 N Main St. in Germantown with Rev. Laureen A. Roe and Rev. Mark Williams officiating.  Interment immediate following at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Trotwood.  The family will receive friends prior to the service beginning at 10:30am.

Charitable donations may be made to:

Hospice of Dayton
324 Wilmington Ave. Dayton, OH 45420,

To plant memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Dolores Rauch, please visit our flower store.


Our deepest sympathy at the sad loss of Mrs. Rauch....I remember her well. our hearts and prayers are with you and your families.

Mrs. Vernon Huston(Marjorie Moore Huston) May 10 2017 12:00 AM

We are saddened to hear of the loss of your loved one. Aubrey Seim family St. Peter's Lutheran Church

Jean Lewis May 9 2017 12:00 AM

Vickie:I am so very sorry to hear about your Mom.Please know my thoughts and love are with you at this time.Annie

Ann Blizzard May 9 2017 12:00 AM

Vickie and Dixie, Our sincere sympathy in the loss of your mother.She was a lovely lady and you were both faithful daughters.Our prayers are with you and your family.We are sorry we are unable to attend the service.

Clyde and Ruth Slaton May 8 2017 12:00 AM

Dixie, prayers for you & your family. God will give you strength.

Shirley Stewart May 6 2017 12:00 AM

With deepest sympathy. Our condolences to the Rauch family. Bill & Bev (Pitsinger) Blackmore

Bev & Bill Blackmore May 5 2017 12:00 AM

Dixie and Vickie, you have our deepest condolences on the passing of your dear mother.We pray that you are blessed with only happy memories of your many years together.Karen Carmickle and Mark Heistand

Mark Heistand May 4 2017 12:00 AM