Sherwin Richard "Dick" Rausch - Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Homes & Crematory

Sherwin Richard “Dick” Rausch

October 24, 1937 - January 31, 2024

Sherwin Richard “Dick” Rausch, age 86, of Middletown, DE, passed away peacefully, surrounded by his loving family on Wednesday, January 31, 2024. 


   Born in Brooklyn, NY on October 24, 1937, he was a son of the late Irving and Etta (Applebaum) Rausch. Dick proudly served as a Lieutenant in the United States Army. He made his career as the director of sales and marketing at multiple companies. 


   Dick enjoyed spending time with his family and friends and helping in any way possible. He spent his free time working on computers, keeping up with his loved ones on social media, playing tech games and working on puzzles. He enjoyed evenings out, whether it be dinner, a movie, show, or a neighborhood event. Dick also wrote for the Springmill community newsletter “Sentinel”. 


   In addition to his parents, Dick was preceded in death by his brothers, Frank Rausch and Bernard “Bernie” Rausch (Camille). He is survived by his loving wife, Sheila C. (Hedden) Rausch; children, Rebecca Bergwall (Eric) and Debra Rausch (Dennis); grandchildren, Travis, Trevor, Troy, Victoria, Blake, and Brooke; and great-grandchildren, Kira, Kaylee, and Margarita. 


   A memorial service for family and friends will begin at 11 am on Monday, February 5, 2024, at Spicer-Mullikin Funeral Home, 275 East Main Street, Middletown, DE. Inurnment will be held privately in Delaware Veterans Memorial Cemetery. 


   In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Dick’s memory to the American Cancer Society, P.O. Box 6704, Hagerstown, MD 21741 or online by clicking here. 


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7 Condolences for Sherwin Richard “Dick” Rausch

  • Dick was a very welcoming person. We are so happy we were able to know him and work on the Comunications committee at Springmill with him. He will be missed,

  • RIP Dick, the world is a better place because you were in it. You have been a wonderful neighbor and an asset to our community with all the effort and time you shared working on the Sentinel!
    Prayers for Sheila and your family that the loving memories heal the hole in their hearts left by your passing ❤️‍🩹🙏
    Mark Holden

  • The video is amazing and gives us a wonderful picture of his life with the family and friends he valued so much.

  • Dick will be missed. I hope you all will find comfort in his memories. His helpfulness, his kindness, his knowledge, his sharing of the joys he took from life and his family, his volunteering, his acumen and his smile will all be missed. He made his life a blessing to others.

  • Dick led a life we all can be proud of. A a good friend,a good neighbor who was generous with his time Thank you for your kindness

  • Dick was a wonderful person to all who knew him. Serving on several committees with him allowed me to see that he was helpful to all. I will miss him and his friendly smile and his warm manner in always willing to help. Dick was a major player in our monthly newsletter eager to please the residents month after month. He will be missed by all who knew and worked with him.

  • If there is a “mensch” his name was Dick Rausch.