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Carolann Rau

Carolann Kay Rau (Schank)

Sunday, March 15th, 1942 - Friday, March 20th, 2020
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Carolann Rau, 78, of Gering, passed away Friday, March 20, 2020 peacefully in her home. Cremation has taken place and there will be no visitation. To honor her wishes, a small family graveside service will be held at a later date. The family respectfully requests that in lieu of any flowers, memorials in Carolann’s honor be made in care of the family to be designated at a later time. Online condolences may be made by viewing Carolann’s memorial page at Bridgman Funeral Home and Cremation Service in Scottsbluff is entrusted with arrangements.

Carolann was born March 15, 1942 in Scottsbluff to Charles and Lucille Schank Morgan. She attended school and graduated from Gering. Carolann met her husband, Richard “Dick” of 58 years and the couple were blessed with 2 children: Keeli (Rau) Klein and Chad Rau.

Carolann is survived by her daughter Keeli (LaWayne) Klein; sister Sharron Potorff; and brothers Richard (Laurey) Schank and Terry (Paula) Schank. She was blessed with 5 grandchildren, Casey Rau, Kody Klein, Korey (Amber) Klein, KaSaundra (Beau) Bethers and Hannah (Dillon) Snyder; her little loves (great-grandchildren) Kallee and Shaylynn Klein, Kayden and unborn baby McKenzie Klein, Westyn Bethers, and Kasyn, Jessalyn and Leland Snyder.

Carolann was preceded in death by her husband Dick, son Chad, parents Charles and Lucille, and her niece Kim Mehrer.
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Service Details

  • Service

    West Lawn Cemetery
    Pastor Tyson Lambertson
  • Interment

    West Lawn Cemetery
    1100 Cemetery Road Hwy 92
    GERING, NE 69341
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Gwen Block

Posted at 01:45am
I knew Carol Ann and Dick since I was a young child, as my grandparents lived across the way. I remember there was kittens that Keeli & I played with. Her children and grandchildren have been close to me and my children for many years. Carol Ann was very sweet to my youngest adopted daughter from China. She always took time to talk to us when we saw each other at family events or in public. Carol Ann & Dick will be missed a lot. Prayers to the family as they also have to deal with the Covid19 crisis for her final memorial services.

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