Allen William Rautmann, age 95, of Ripon, WI, passed away peacefully on Sunday, March 25, 2018, at Maplecrest Manor in Ripon with his loving wife by his side. His family had very recently had a prayerful and musical tribute with him on St. Patrick's Day for his 95th birthday.
Allen was born and raised the youngest of five children in the area of Herman, WI, on March 10, 1923, the son of Louis and Erna (Horneck) Rautmann. He graduated from Howards Grove High School and went on to serve our country in the Merchant Marines during WWII from 1942 to 1944. On February 3, 1945, Allen married Doris Witthuhn at St. John's Evangelical Parsonage in Sheboygan, WI, and they just celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary. He owned Al's Heating for many years, retiring in 1986. He was very fortunate to work side by side with his sons in the family business. Allen will always be remembered for his humor, wit, integrity, and love for his family. Even in his later years, he participated in many family outings with his wife Doris and their children and grandchildren. Doris and Allen enjoyed many happy years of travel together, square dancing along the way.
Allen is survived by his wife, Doris of Ripon, WI; his son, Steven (Mary) Rautmann of Sheboygan, WI; three grandchildren, Michele (John) Gillett of Mount Vernon, WI, David (Christine) Rautmann of Sheboygan, WI, and James (Ashton) Rautmann of Minneapolis, MN; ten great-grandchildren: Philip, Mary, Andrew, Monica, Margaret, Teresa, and Anna Gillette, Madelyn, Grace, and Aiden Rautmann; a sister, Marie Fessler; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents, Louis and Erna Rautmann; a son, Ronald Rautmann; two brothers, Elroy (Freida) Rautmann and Oliver (Loretta) Rautmann; a sister, Lavilla (George) Lutze; and a brother-in-law, Alfred Fessler.
Per Allen's wishes, there will be no funeral service. A private family emtombment will take place at Lutheran Cemetery in Sheboygan, WI. A memorial is being established.
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