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Melvin M. Rauber

Melvin M. Rauber, age 81 of Baltimore, died Oct 21, 2019, at the Fairfield Medical Center.  He was born to the late Merritt and Glorene Crist Raber in Basil, on Dec. 22, 1937.  He was a member of the Ohio National Gaurd, enjoyed playing volleyball, car magazines, mowing, farm toys, and was a connoisseur of food.  He was a farmer who enjoyed spending time with his family and friends; and will greatly be missed.

He is survived by his sister, Favonia A. Rauber Marquart; nieces and nephews Terri (Kevin) Legan, Daniel (Penny) Marquart, and Ryan (Dana) Marquart; aunt, Minnie Mae Grile, and many great nieces, nephews, and cousins.

A special thanks to FMC ICU, Elaine and staff and the Main St. Terrace Care Center, Heidi and staff.

A funeral service was October 25, 2019, at the Johnson- Smith Funeral Home with Rev. Steve Rath officating.  Burial followed at Forest Rose Cemetery in Lancaster.  Online condolences can be made at

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