Scott Rau

DEERFIELD – Scott Anthony Rau, 45, of Deerfield passed away suddenly on Sunday, November 25, 2012, at his home.  He was born on May 11, 1967 in Flint, Michigan to Al and Elva (Blackburn) Rau. 

Scott graduated from Deerfield High School in 1985.  He attended college at Monroe County Community College and Siena Heights.  On September 3, 1988, he was united in marriage to Nilda Torres in Lorain, Ohio.  Scott was employed with Tecumseh Products for many years and most recently worked in Commercial Sales for Lowe’s in Perrysburg, Ohio.  He was a member of the Light of Christ Catholic Parish, St. Alphonsus campus in Deerfield, the Deerfield Fire Department for ten years and a member of the Sons of the American Legion for about six years.  Scott was an avid Ohio State Buckeye fan.  He was not only a fixture and mentor known amongst the Dundee Wrestling Community, but was very involved with any activities his children were a part of. 

 Surviving is his wife, Nilda Rau of Deerfield; his parents, Al (Elva) Rau of Deerfield; two sons, Matthew and Christopher Rau, both of Deerfield; his sister, Stacey (Carl) Ulrich of Deerfield and his niece, Chelsea Zay of Adrian, MI; also surviving are numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Frederick (Katherine) Rau and his maternal grandparents, Robert (Pearl) Blackburn.

A funeral mass to celebrate the life of Scott Rau will be held on Friday, November 30, 2012 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church in Deerfield with Fr. Jack Loughran as celebrant.  Burial will follow in Deerfield Cemetery.  Visitation will be held on Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. at the Anderson Funeral Home in Adrian and also on Friday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church in Deerfield.  A prayer service will be held on Thursday evening at 7:00 p.m. at the funeral home.  Those wishing to make memorial contributions may do so to the family of Scott Rau.  Envelopes will be available at the funeral home and church. Condolences may be sent to the family at