Arthur Geo. Rahe, 88, passed away on July 28, 2021, in Bayside, Wisconsin. Art was a school administrator with the DeKalb Central School District from 1966 until he retired in 1993. He is survived by his wife, Sonia Rahe, whom he married on December 19, 1964 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Rock Island, Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents Dr. Arthur C. and Laura (Busse) Rahe, his sister-in-law Patricia (John) Rahe, and his loyal friend and companion Peyton. Surviving also are two children: Kathryn (Glenn) Christenson and two grandchildren, Anna and Elizabeth, all of Bayside, Wisconsin, and a son, Paul (Mia) Rahe of Chicago, Illinois. Surviving also are four younger brothers and their families: John Rahe, Goshen, Indiana; Mel (Lillie) Rahe, New Albany, Indiana; F. William (Stephanie) Rahe, Sanibel Island, Florida; and Martin (Maribeth) Rahe, Cincinnati, Ohio. Art was born on March 11, 1933, in Milan, Indiana and attended schools in the Aurora, Indiana community. He was baptized in the Christian faith on April 2, 1933, and confirmed on May 11, 1947. He received his B.S. and M.S. Degrees from Indiana University, Bloomington and completed several additional credit hours from the university. Art was a veteran of the U.S. Army having served as a Tank Commander on the East German border during the Korean War era. He was a member of the American Legion, Post 97 in Auburn. During many years Art was active in the local Mental Health chapter, serving as President for eight years. In addition, he served on the Four County Mental Health Board, and the Indiana State Board of Mental Health. During his working years, he was a teacher in Aurora, Indiana, and Lake Zurich, Illinois. He was Principal in Lake Zurich before moving to Auburn in 1966. He was the last Principal of the Corunna, West Richland and East Richland Schools and the first Principal of McKenney-Harrison School. He served as Principal there for twenty years and as Director of Special Services for ten years in the DeKalb Central School District. Art was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Auburn for 55 years, serving as an officer in several different capacities throughout his membership. He held a deep appreciation for the out-of-doors, was an avid camper and a strong supporter of Indiana University. Visitation will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 1801 N. Main Street, Auburn, from 12 to 2 PM on Monday August 2, 2021, to be followed by Christian funeral services at 2 PM. A burial service will be held at River View Cemetery in Aurora, Indiana on Tuesday, August 3, 2021 at 11 AM. Memorials are to Trinity Lutheran Church or the DeKalb Animal Shelter. Feller and Clark Funeral Home of Auburn is assisting the family with arrangements. To send condolences visit www.fellerandclark.com.
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