Obituary: Blanche Rauch


Blanche Y. Rauch, 84, of Princeton, died Thursday, Feb. 22, 2024, at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City. Per her wishes, cremation rites have been accorded, and a private funeral service was held at Rock Island National Cemetery.

Blanche Van Pelt was born May 24, 1939, in Davenport, the daughter of Jacob and Blanche (Ensley) Van Pelt.

She married Roland “Ron” Rauch on June 4, 1955.

Survivors include her children, Renee (Bryan) Doyle, Davenport, and Brian (Nina) Rauch of Arizona; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.

Online condolences may be made at

Blanche Rauch, McGinnis-Chambers Funeral Home, obituary