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Joan K. Rau

January 3, 1933 — July 12, 2020

Joan K. Rau, 87, of Exeter Twp., passed away on Sunday, July 12, 2020, in Reading Hospital. She was the wife of the late James A. Rau, who passed away in 1995. Born in Reading, PA, she was the daughter of the late Walter and Alva (Pottieger) Kauffman. She was a graduate of Reading High School and was a member of Schwarzwald Lutheran Church. Joan was a consultant for Rau Dog Shows for over 40 years.

Joan K. is survived by her children: David J., husband of Sharon E., Debra L. Eshelman, Carol Godshall, wife of Walter, Kathy Hague, wife of Steven; nine grandchildren: Brigette, Kevin, Sean, Diane, Nathan, Natalie, Stacey, Glenn and Jill; and five great grandchildren: Taylor, Paige, Jacob, Chase and Kylie Also surviving is her brother Larry Kauffman and sister Marilyn Dallessandro.

A private graveside service will be held at Laureldale Cemetery, Laureldale. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a charity of your choice. Lutz Funeral Home, Inc. is in charge of arrangements. For online condolences, please visit
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