Colleen E. Rauch, age 57, passed away unexpectedly from natural causes on November 1, 2013.
She was born August 10, 1957 in Fullerton, CA, the daughter to Thomas and Patricia (Schieler) Lennon.
Colleen married her high school sweet heart, Albert Rauch, on August 16, 1975 at St. John's in Winfield, Illinois. Colleen graduated from St. Francis High School in Wheaton, Illinois and then obtained a BS in Biology from Emory University in Atlanta. After graduation, she worked as a lab technician to help transplant patients. She then pursued a career in real estate. Once she became a mother, she took time off to raise her 4 children. The greatest passion in her life was her children and grandchildren. They knew that they could always turn to her unconditional support and love. Their greatest memory was a recent family vacation to the beach at Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.
Colleen was a survivor of childhood cancer, but never looked at herself as a victim. She lived life with a zest and radiated positive energy to those around her. She never complained and always had open ears and arms for her loved ones.
Colleen is survived by her loving husband of 38 years Al; children Sarah (Matt) Heiser, David (Alicia Orem), Becky and Julie; grandchildren Owen, Dan, Tom, and Jason Heiser; sister Kathy (Mark) Becklinger and brothers Tom (Becky), Mike (Denise) and Bob Lennon.
Preceded in death by parents.
Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 6, 2013 at 11:00am at Our Savior's Lutheran Church, 550 Lincoln Drive, Sun Prairie with Rev. Dr. David J. Berggren officiating. Visitation will be held from 4-7pm on Wednesday, November 5, 2013 at Cress Funeral Home, 1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie and also from 10:00am until time of service on Thursday at church.
Rest In Peace to my best friend, my biggest supporter, wife, mom and sister. Words cannot express how much I love you and miss you. You were my everything.