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JEFFREY JAMES RAUSCHER, Major USAF (Ret)
(November 19, 1958 – June 4, 2011)
 

Williamsburg, VA. - Jeff Rauscher was born at Chateauroux AFB, France on November 19, 1958 and died at Williamsburg, Virginia on June 4, 2011.  He is survived by his parents, Colonel Norm Rauscher, USAF (Ret) and Carol Rauscher of Aumsville, OR;  his two sons, Cody and Gabe Rauscher, of Williamsburg, VA; his brother, Gregory Rauscher of Williamsburg, VA; and close personal friend, Robin Jones, of Lanexa, VA.  A sister, Leslie Rissberger preceded him in death earlier this year.

Jeff grew up and attended schools in many countries and states as his father was a career Air Force officer.  Jeff graduated from high school in Anchorage AK, Oregon State University with a Bachelor of Science Degree, and  a Master of Science Degree from the University of Southern California.

He spent most of his nearly 30-year Air Force career as an intelligence officer. He was involved in highly classified operations both on active duty and later as a Department of Air Force civilian employee.  He received many awards and decorations, to include the Bronze Star for operations in the enduring Freedom Campaign in Afghanistan.

Jeff enjoyed all athletics, and was an avid runner and hunter. He particularly enjoyed deer and elk hunting in Oregon and moose hunting in Alaska with his father.  Although both initially growing up and later as an Air Force officer he spent many years away from Oregon,  he always considered Oregon his home.

A memorial service is planned for Jeff at the St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity, OR on Saturday, July 30, at 10:00AM.  Subsequent burial with military honors will be in the  St. Boniface Catholic Cemetery,  In lieu of flowers, anyone wishing to contribute to Jeff’s memory may do so by sending donations to the Ray Rauscher St. Mary’s Scholarship Fund c/o Rick Schindler, St Mary’s Catholic School, 1066 North 6th Avenue, Stayton, OR 97383. For additional information please contact Rick Schindler at 503-769-2718.  Serving the family North Santiam Funeral Service in Stayton Oregon.
 

 


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