James C. Rauth

James C. Rauth

December 2, 1959 – June 27, 2022

 Jimmy Loads – Larger than life, loads of fun, and beloved by all, died on June 27, 2022 after a brutally short walk with pancreatic cancer. He liked smooth jazz, smoked oysters, hunting and fishing, the Huskers, grilled broccoli, a good joke, and the occasional Amber Restorative. Kids flocked to him like lint on Velcro, and he attracted more women than a shoe sale at Nordstroms. He was a grill-master and a master artisanal craftsman – the guy to put in charge of the pig roast and any construction project. If a weird tool, like a basin wrench, was required, Jimmy probably had it. If you borrowed one of those tools, we wouldn’t mind having it back. Ben Cartwright, Marshall Matt Dillon and John Belushi were his TV heroes, and he was a hero to his 27 nieces and nephews. He adored them, and they him. His favorite thing of all was seeing joy and wonder in a child’s eyes when he played Santa each Christmas.

When Jimmy took off for the cocktail cruise in the sky, he went to see his folks, Paul and Martha Rauth, and leaves behind his biggest fans: brothers Joe (Liz), John (Kathy), Bob (Jamie), Bill, and Jack Narzisi (Joy), and sisters, Mary Beth (Jim) Winner, Jeanne (Billy) Dawson, and Paula Ochsner.

A man for others, friend to all, stranger to none – May he Rest in Peace.

WAKE: Friday, July 22, 2022 at the West Center Chapel, with VISITATION from 4pm to 7pm and ROSARY, 7pm to 8pm.  MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Saturday, July 23rd at 10am at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church, 6116 Dodge St.

Memorials are suggested to Creighton Prep, Project Purple, or charity of your choice.

 

9 Comments

  • Mary Anderson Posted July 1, 2022 6:32 pm

    I wouldn’t miss it for the world!

  • Maureen Rauth Posted July 1, 2022 7:27 pm

    I am so sorry to hear of Jimmy’s shocking passing. I know he is flying with angel’s wings with God in heaven. I never felt awkward around Jimmy with that big smile and bear hug. We had some good conversations and he always made me laugh. Prayers and love to all of you.

  • Beverly Hazuka Posted July 1, 2022 9:41 pm

    My deepest sympathy for your loss.

  • Mike Rauth Posted July 2, 2022 5:10 am

    With deepest sympathy. Rest in peace, Jim.

  • Mianne Mathey Tripp Posted July 4, 2022 10:25 am

    Jimmy was such a sweet soul, I am saddened to hear of your loss. What a precious family to be a part of…fond memories for me of being in your home and time spent in my youth, with people that remain very special to me. May God’s peace be with you all.

    Mianne Tripp, RN

  • Robert “ Rori” Marston Posted July 6, 2022 8:45 am

    I knew “Loads” (His Sigma Phi Epsilon Fraternity nickname) in college. Heaven will have more fun and laughter now that he has entered!
    With Warm Respect
    Rori

  • Cody Riley Posted July 6, 2022 10:03 pm

    Jim was one of my Sig Ep brothers forty years ago and while I haven’t seen him since that time I remember him like it was yesterday. His sense of humor kept us laughing and was so endearing. Godspeed Loads, thank you for the some great memories. Prayers and blessings to you and your loved ones.
    With honor and respect
    Cody

  • Conboy Marty Posted July 12, 2022 5:40 am

    I pray that he, and his family, find peace and comfort.

  • Joe Brown Posted July 12, 2022 11:08 am

    While Jimmy’s sudden passing has left a hole in both Steph and I’s heart, his memory will always bring a smile to our lips and a conspiratorial twinkle to our eye.

    Godspeed Jimmy Loads. Peace and love to the vast fan club of family and friends you have left behind

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