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.