Dolores H. Rau

Dolores H. Rau, formerly of Horicon, died on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 at VITAS Inpatient Hospice in Rockledge, Florida.

There will be visitation at Oak Hill Cemetery in Horicon on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 from 10:00 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. The graveside service will follow at the cemetery at 11:00 a.m.

Dolores Helen Kohrt was born in Horicon, Wisconsin on January 3, 1923 to Gerhard and Frieda (Lepple) Kohrt. On January 15, 1944, she was united in marriage with Clarence M. Rau at St. Stephen Ev. Lutheran Church in Horicon. While living in Horicon, Dolores was an active member at St. Stephen Ev. Lutheran Church. She served in the Altar Guild, Ladies Guild, and the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League. Dolores volunteered her spare time at the Bethesda Store in Horicon and the Bethesda Fair each year. She also spent countless hours volunteering for the Horicon Historical Society. Later in life, Dolores moved to Florida to be closer to her daughter.

Dolores is survived by her daughters, Suzanne Thomas of Melbourne, FL; granddaughter, Vanessa (Adam) Alcuaz of Melbourne, FL; grandson, Michael (Heather) Brinsky of Pittsburgh, PA; great grandsons, MJ Brinsky, Andy Alcuaz and Eric Alcuaz; brother, Donald (Carol) Kohrt of Poynette; sister, Lorraine Wolfram of Juneau; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Clarence; daughters, JoAnn Brinsky and Janet Rau; sons-in-law, Michael Brinsky and Jack Thomas; her brothers, Gerhard, Aaron, Russell, and Roger; and an infant sister, MaryAnn.

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