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Joan Rau

Joan K. Rau

Tuesday, January 3rd, 1933 - Sunday, July 12th, 2020
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Joan K. Rau, 87, of Exeter Twp., passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2020, in Reading Hospital. She was the wife of the late James A. Rau, who passed away in 1995. Born in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Alva (Pottieger) Kauffman. She was a graduate of Reading High School and was a member of Schwarzwald Lutheran Church. Joan was a consultant for Rau Dog Shows for over 40 years.

Joan K. is survived by her children: David J., husband of Sharon E., Debra L. Eshelman, Carol Godshall, wife of Walter, Kathy Hague, wife of Steven; nine grandchildren: Brigette, Kevin, Sean, Diane, Nathan, Natalie, Stacey, Glenn and Jill; and five great grandchildren: Taylor, Paige, Jacob, Chase and Kylie Also surviving is her brother Larry Kauffman and sister Marilyn Dallessandro.

A private graveside service will be held at Laureldale Cemetery, Laureldale. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit
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Ed & Bonnie Kosmerl

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Joan will be missed by her family and friends. She put her heart and soul into her family and to The Dog Show. We are sorry for the families loss.

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Dawn Marie

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I feel so honored and blessed to have had the privilege to meet Joan and spend the time with her I did. From the first day I met her she made me feel like family. Joan was a very wise woman who gave me great advice. I will always remember her smile the minute Dizzy walked in her door oh my the Princess is here that what I would hear. We talked about everything and laughed she was a wonderful person and I thank God for the time I had with her. Dizzy and I love you Gramma Joan, until we see you again.
Love always, Dawn & Dizzy

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