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1955 Patrick 2023

Patrick Ralph Rau

February 4, 1955 — March 22, 2023

Patrick R. Rau, age 68, of Council Bluffs, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at his home.


Patrick was born in Portsmouth, Iowa on February 4, 1955 to Mike and Dorothy (Peterson) Rau. Patrick went to Missouri Valley High School and then went on to join the United States Marine Corps. Patrick moved to San Diego, CA and lived there for 30 years before moving back to Council Bluffs, Iowa. Patrick became a contractor and floor installer while in San Diego.


Patrick enjoyed spending time with family and friends. He loved fixing and riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, fishing and loved classic cars, which he was a member of the Midwest Street Rod Association.


He is preceded in death by his father, Mike Rau; wife, Victoria Rau-Ballardo; sister, Lois Thomas; and sister, Cindy Wright.


Survivors include his mother, Dorothy and Carl Michael of Missouri Valley, Iowa; son, Gilbert Rau-Ballardo of San Diego, California; brothers, Mick Rau and wife Joan of Council Bluffs, Ed Rau and wife Karen of Gilbert, Arizona, Matt Rau and wife Mona of Sahuarita, Arizona, Tim Rau and wife Tammy of Council Bluffs, Iowa; sisters, Audrey Evans and husband Terry of Branson, Missouri, Rebecca Vega and husband Robert of Columbia, Tennessee, Lori McWilliams and husband Danny of Pisgah, Iowa; girlfriend, Julie Blocki of Council Bluffs, Iowa and many nieces and nephews.


Celebration of life will be held Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 2 pm - 6 pm, at the Fraternal Order of Eagles in Council Bluffs, Iowa.


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Celebration of Life

Saturday, April 22, 2023

2:00 - 6:00 pm (Central time)

Fraternal Order of Eagles

1530 Ave. F, Council Bluffs, IA 51501

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