John Rausch


January 6, 2017 - 12:00 AM

John Michael Rausch, 64, Chanute, passed away Friday, Jan. 6, 2017 at his home in Chanute. John was born on Aug. 25, 1952, in Chanute, the son of George John and Freida Nadine (Jones) Rausch.

On May 19, 1982, John married Janet (Broyles) in Miami, Okla. Janet survives him at their home.

John worked for and retired from Chanute Police Department as a detective. He was a member of the Shriners, Elks and Kansas Peace Officers Association. In his spare time, John enjoyed spending time with his children and grandchildren.

In addition to his wife, John is survived by his son, Gerard (Susan) Rausch, Chanute; his daughter, Bridget (Chris) Barnow, Chanute; a stepson, Barrett (Jennifer) Jesseph, McKinney, Texas; and six grandchildren.

John was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Georgeann Mefferd.

Cremation has been requested.

A memorial service will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Reachout Christian Center in Chanute. Online condolences may be left at

Services have been entrusted to Countryside Funeral Home 101 N. Highland, Chanute, KS 66720. Memorials have been suggested to the Reachout Christian Center and may be left with or mailed to the funeral home.





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