Eugene Harold Rauch

Eugene “Gene” Harold Rauch, 80, of 18 Kilmore Road, Drumnadrochit, Scotland (originally from Davenport, Iowa), peacefully left us, surrounded by his family at home, on July 18, 2022.

He was the beloved husband of Catherine and adored father to Sarah and Kevin. Funeral services were held on Friday, July 29, 2022 at the funeral home of William T. Fraser and Son, Culduthel Road, Inverness, Scotland.

After managing a Dude Ranch in Wyoming for several years, Gene joined the US Agency for International Development in 1979 serving as a program support officer in Washington, DC, the Ivory Coast (with support to Cape Verde), Sudan, Tunisia and Egypt. Gene retired from USAID in 1999 and moved with his family to Scotland where he has resided ever since. While in Scotland Gene worked with Scottish Enterprise, Scottish Further Education Unit and Clackmannanshire Council, volunteered for a non-profit Green Routes and enjoyed Scottish Country Dancing with his wife and friends.

Gene will be dearly missed not only by his family and extended family, but by the many friends he made while in USAID and his other work. You may sign the guestbook at this web link: Eugene Rauch Obituary (1941 – 2022) – Inverness, IA – Quad-City Times (

Published by The Washington Post on August 17, 2022.

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