Donald A. Rausch

1929 - 2021


Donald A. Rausch, 92, of Huron, died Sunday, April 18,2021, at his residence.

He was born April 9, 1929, in Sandusky, and was a 1948 graduate of Sandusky High School. He was employed for 32 years at Clevite Elastomers in Milan, retiring in 1994. He owned Don’s Kart Shop and his lifelong interests included auto racing and auto mechanics. He was a member of the Jehovah’s Witnesses in Vermilion; Huron Eagles; and Milan Post Card Club.

Don is survived by his son Jamie (Leah) Rausch of Huron;  two grandsons Jeremy (Amanda) Rausch of Norwalk and Josh (Kim) Rausch of Sandusky; and  sister Mary Ann Failor of Sandusky.

He was preceded in death by his wife Effa Schwinn Rausch in 2009; his parents; and his son Jerry Rausch in 1976.

It was his wish to be cremated and a graveside memorial service will be held in Castalia Cemetery.  Ransom Funeral & Cremation Service, Castalia, is in charge of the arrangements. 

Memorials may be made to Back to the Wild, Box 423, Castalia, OH 44824. Online condolences may be shared with the family at


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Darin & Lisa Hull

May 3, 2021 8:53 AM

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Darin & Lisa Hull

May 3, 2021 8:51 AM

Lisa and I met Don at Clevite Elastomers in the late 1980'2/early 1990's.  Don was always friendly and gracious.  Always glad to see you and offer a sympathetic ear, encouraging word, and a helping hand in any way he could.  Our lives were touched deeply by Don's friendship and we will cherish the blessing of our time with Don.  Never saw him have anything but a smile on this face - what a great example.  He will be missed but not forgotten.  

John Wagner

April 24, 2021 12:45 AM

Don and I started with Tenneco (then Clevite Elastomers) in 1962.  We worked in the same areas for many years,  Don was always ready to help both within and without the facility.  His friendly manner and graciousness contributed greatly to a pleasant working environment.

hermie wilken

April 22, 2021 12:53 PM

He was such a class act and will be missed.

Gregg & Molly

April 20, 2021 2:45 PM

Jaime/Leah, Josh/Kim, Jeremy/Amanda, you are in our prayers.  He will be missed.  Dusty and he are reunited and causing "fun" trouble.  Love you all.
Gregg/Molly, Nikki, Kristi/Alex, Dominik, Sutton.

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