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.
I wouldn’t miss it for the world!
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.
My deepest sympathy for your loss.
With deepest sympathy. Rest in peace, Jim.
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
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
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
I pray that he, and his family, find peace and comfort.
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
I am so sorry and said of the loss of Jimmy he was a true gentleman and would help in any way. J just knew something wasn’t right when he didn’t return my calls. All I could do was reach out to Nancy if she could contact her real estate lady cause I knew he was related to her. I will truly miss Jimmy he was a great guy and could help in anyway and was so talented in everything he dd. He is in a better place and did not have to suffer. Prayers and blessing to the family.
I have many memories of loads from kearney, a great sig ep brother