EMIGSVILLE – Bernice E. (Hilker) Rauch, 101, of Emigsville, passed away at 3:30 AM, Saturday, October 20, 2018, at Misericordia Nursing Home in York. She was the wife of the late John F. Rauch, Sr., who passed away on February 11, 1969.
Mrs. Rauch was born February 21, 1917, in Mount Wolf and was the daughter of the late George, Sr., and Mamie (Masimore) Hilker.
She was employed as the Postmaster of the Emigsville post office from 1969 until 1982. She was a member of St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Emigsville.
Mrs. Rauch is survived by her daughter Carol McAndrews and her husband, Michael of Wrightsville, her two sons, James Rauch and his wife Mary of Mount Wolf, and Robert Rauch and his wife Carolyn of Landisville; 12 grandchildren; 19 great grandchildren, and 5 great great grandchildren. Mrs. Rauch was preceded in death by her two sons, John Rauch, Jr., and Michael Rauch; her grandson, Daniel, her sister, Miriam Hilker; her two brothers, George Hilker, Jr., and Vernon Hilker, and her daughter-in-law Carmalita.
Her funeral service will begin at 10:00 AM, Thursday, October 25, 2018, at The Diehl Funeral Home & Cremation Center, 87 South Main Street, Mount Wolf. Visitation will be from 9:30 to 10:00 AM Thursday at the funeral home. Burial will be in Prospect Hill Cemetery.
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