John Raymond Rau passed away Thursday, Jan. 5, 2023 at Banner Thunderbird Medical Center.
Born Jan. 21, 1956 in Toledo, Ohio to George and Jean (Dunham) Rau (both deceased), he was an only child.
He was married May 17, 1975 to Jayme “Mistie” (Turner) Rau (deceased). They had four children, Ingrid Rau-Berry (Charles W. Berry II), Jeremy Rau (son Jasper, stepdaughters Amy and Summer), Robert Rau (Fawn, son Jesse, daughter Elizabeth) and Sgt. Timothy Rau (Jason Smith-Rau); three grandchildren, Faith Clemo, Ariana Clemo and Jasper Rau; one great-grandchild, Meliodas Hughes; nieces and nephews, and many cousins.
He traveled around the country with Christ Is the Answer missionary group, where he met his future bride.
He enjoyed teaching Sunday School at The River of Life Assembly of God. He also played guitar and bass, and sang at church.
His favorite job was as a news man at KJAA radio.