Joan Marie (Skinner) Rauscher

August 23, 1946 - May 15, 2014

Service: A private family service will be held at a later date.

Joan Marie (Skinner) Rauscher, 67, died May 15, 2014 at her home in rural Canton.  A private family service will be held at a later date.

Joan was born August 23, 1946 at Alcester, SD to Russell and Mildred (Loger) Skinner.  She married Richard Rauscher October 10, 1964 in Sioux Falls.  They made their home on an acreage near Canton.  Joan was employed at Adam’s Thermal for 30 years.  She enjoyed fishing, hunting, watching and taking care of her birds, and playing bingo and cards.

Survivors include her husband, Richard; son Chad, Sioux Falls; daughters, Traci (Jason) Roseland, Inwood, IA and Tammi (Brian) Van Voorst, Canton; 10 grandchildren- Lance, Mataya, Desi, Dallas, Tate, Maddie, Alayna, Kyra, Tanner, and Jadarrien; sisters- Joyce Jenson and Jean (Jim) Johnson; brothers- Russell Skinner, Dennis Skinner, Ron Skinner, and Tracy Skinner; sister-in-law, Sharon Niemi; and numerous nieces, nephews, and in-laws.  She was preceded in death by her parents, son, Joe, and brother, Robert. 

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  1. Stacy Boch on May 15, 2014 said:

    I am so sorry for the loss of your mom. She was a great lady and will be missed by so many who knew and loved her. May she rest in peace and always be your angel.

  2. Jeanne (Servold)(Torberson)Stonefield on May 16, 2014 said:

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. My fond memories are of how Joanie and Richard were so in love and how they adored eachother. Joanie had such a free spirit and was so much fun to be around. Again, please accept my condolences. Jeanne

  3. Brenda Tiemann on May 16, 2014 said:

    My thoughts n prayers to all family and friends. May god be with all of you during this time! RIP Joan!

  4. Kris Olson on May 17, 2014 said:

    So sorry for your loss. I have so many memories of Joannie.. from her and Butch riding motorcycle with my parents to working with Joannie at Behr. She was always a happy, upbeat person who will be greatly missed by many people .
    Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day.
    Unseen, unheard, but always near; still loved, still missed and very dear.
    – Anonymous
    Prayers for your family. Joannie will be greatly missed by many.

  5. Janet Short on May 17, 2014 said:

    Peace, Prayers and Blessings to all of Joanie’s family.
    I smile when I think of Joanie (what a spit-fire) and all the fun times I had with Butch, Joanie, Dean and Aud. Joanie and Aud made quite a team and not one you wanted to cross, but i tried it once or twice anyway and got the what for, which is now one of my fond memories. I hope you can find comfort in your many fond memories of Joanie.
    With Deepest sympathies, Janet Short

  6. Kenneth E. Sabers on May 17, 2014 said:

    My sincere condolences to the family of Joan Marie. May God’s richest blessings be with all of you as you grieve your loss. May your memories of Joan be long and sweet.

  7. Keith Jones on May 21, 2014 said:

    Sorry to hear about Joannie. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you. If there is anything I can do just give me a call. Hang in there Butch.

  8. Carolyn Larson Baker on May 29, 2014 said:

    Joan was my very dear friend when we attended the same classes at CHS. She was in my class and we hung out with several other friends as well. When I moved East, I lost track of Joan, but always wondered if I would see her again. I recently moved back to the area and now reside in Sioux Falls, so I had planned to get down to Canton and try to find her. I am so sorry for your loss; she was such a nice person and had a great sense of humor. I will miss her!