Ross Funeral Service


Melitta Rausch

November 18, 1925December 29, 2020

Melitta Rausch

Melitta Rausch, at the age of 95, passed away on December 29th, 2020 at the Mankota Prairie View Health Centre. Funeral service was held at Mankota Calvary United Church, January 9th, 2020. Reverend Eunlyu Ji officiated. Tribute given by granddaughter, Patty and great-granddaughter Brittany sang Amazing Grace. Honorary pallbearers are the staff and residents of the Prairie View Health Centre. Acting pallbearers are Melitta’s grandchildren: Chris, Shawn, Kevin, Patty, Wendy, Cory, Ryan, and great-grandson Wesley. Interment followed at the Mankota Cemetery. As an expression of sympathy those wishing to remember Melitta may make contributions to the Calvary United Church, Box 296, Mankota S0H 2W0 and/or the Prairie View Health Centre Resident Fund, Box 390, Mankota, SK S0H 2W0 for Level 4 Activities (for outside improvements). Melitta (Graf) Rausch was born November 19th, 1925, in Dobroje, Ukraine, the last surviving of eight children born to Jack and Rose Graf. In 1949 at the age of 24, through family contacts, Melitta received an offer of marriage from Ted Rausch. Then on June 9th, 1949 left Germany to sail to Canada, then after arriving on July 17th, 1949 Ted and Melitta married in Hodgeville, Sask. Then headed south of Mankota to live on the Rausch homestead. They had four children Linda, Paul, Olga and Trudy. They ranched till retiring in 1986, and then moved into Mankota. They both enjoyed cards, bowling, and gardening and enjoyed entertaining family and friends. Melitta also enjoyed singing, sewing, crocheting many blankets and quilting. Ted passed away on October 10th, 1995. Melitta remained in their home till April 2014 when her health failed and had to move into her last home, The Prairie View Health Centre. She was predeceased by her parents Jack, Rosa, brothers and sisters, Johann, Theodor, Paul Adela, David, Alfred, and Melita, daughter Linda Wingert on October 28th, 1993 and son-in-law Dwayne Wingert on August 7th, 2018. Melitta is survived by son Paul Rausch of Moose Jaw; daughters, Olga (John) Williamson of Mankota and Trudy Rausch (Guy Stringer) of Swift Current. Grandchildren Chris (Lise) Williamson of Mankota, Shawn (April) Williamson of Mankota, Kevin Williamson (Tracy Johnson) of Mankota, Patty (Brian) Houchin of Bowden, Alberta, Wendy Williamson (Shawn Frances) of Regina, Cory Wingert (Melissa Back) of Saskatoon, Ryan Wingert (Mike Cal) of Lloyd Minister, Alberta. Great-Grandchildren Kassidy and Kiera Williamson, Cord Williamson, Courtney Houchin, Brittany (Houchin) Tenant, Wesley Houchin, Chase, Talea and Kyaira Cal, Elora (Back) Wingert. Great-Great Grandchildren; Madelyn, Breanna and Jaxon Tenant, plus nieces and nephews. Expressions of sympathy for the Rausch family may be shared at


  • Private Funeral Service (due to Covid-19 pandemic)

    Saturday, January 9, 2021



Melitta Rausch

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January 14, 2021

I remember her faiths kitchen there with my dad at Doug's John's use visit them on the farm younger Olga Trudy their brother my condolences Leona Blake

Barbaranne Stickelmier

January 8, 2021

I have fond memories of Melitta when I started playing cards at the New Horizon with Dad. She was always there and patiently helped me count my cards while playing cribbage. Later while visiting at the home she always made sure that you counted your cards right.
She loved playing cards.....
Condolences to the family Barbaranne

Millie Barker

January 7, 2021

My deepest condolences to all the family. Melita was a special lady and I have some very special memories of her. Prayers for peace and strength for all her family.


January 6, 2021

The whole family has our sympathies she was a fine lady and I enjoyed visiting with her at the home.

Evelyn Chanig

January 4, 2021

Condolences to all Melitta’s family. Truly a good person with an awesome smile.

Neil Deringer

January 4, 2021

I remember as a young lad, going to the ranch on Sundays, for visits and having lots of fun. Yrs later, Melitta would tell me about life in the “Old Country,” where my ancestors came from as she lived in a village close by. I enjoyed my visits and laughs with Melitta, the last few yrs, at the Home and how she kept the men in line. She will be missed. Condolences to the family.
Auf Wiedersehen


January 4, 2021

Sympathies, to all the family and friends. i knew Melitta , from when i was 7 years old. always enjoyed her happy laugh. strong great person. JJC

Kathy Cameron

January 4, 2021

Deepest sympathy to all of Melitta’s family

Gail Gross

January 4, 2021

Melitta was always laughing. One day she came into the post office for stamps , as I was selling them to her I looked up and there goes her vehicle
Rolling backwards down the street. I said omg she turned around and said
Oh no she took off running was out the door halfway down the walk when it hit a pole on the other side of the street. She got in drove it back put it in park , and asked do you think anyone saw that,I said no. And boy did she start to laugh.

Alan & Keitha Kouri

January 4, 2021

Condolances to all Melitta's family!
She was one of a kind and had a special sense of humor! I am sure she is and will be missed by all!