The Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 AM Friday, December 30 at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Alma E. Rau, age 93 of St. Cloud, who died Monday at her home. Burial will be in Assumption Cemetery. There will be a visitation from 4-8:00 PM Thursday at the Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud and again after 10:00 AM Friday at the church. St. Paul’s parish prayers will be at 5:30 PM.Alma was born December 7, 1918 in Albany, MN to John and Mary (Deters) Silbernick. She grew up in Albany and then moved to St. Cloud. She married Clarence M. “Curly” Rau on May 10, 1938 at Seven Dolors Catholic Church in Albany. The couple lived in St. Cloud; Curly died in 1973. Alma was an Executive Secretary at St. Benedict’s Senior Community from 1974 until she retired in 1992. After her retirement, she returned to St. Benedict’s Senior Community as the Coordinator for Planned Giving until 1998. She was a Charter member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church, where she was a member of The St. Paul’s Christian Women, Daughters of Isabella, Legion of Mary, and a religious education teacher. She was also a member of the VFW Auxiliary, the Eagles Auxiliary, an Oblate of the Order of St. Benedict, and a Eucharistic Minister at St. Benedict’s Senior Community.Alma is survived by her children; Dennis (Ellen) Rau, Minneapolis; Diane (Tom) Bosl, Sartell; Katie (Greg) Szczech, Sauk Rapids; John (Karen) Rau, Farwell; Joseph Rau, St. Cloud and Mary (John) McMahon, Dripping Springs, TX. She is also survived by her sister, Sr. Arles Silbernick, OSB, St. Cloud, nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren.She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Curly Rau, her brothers and sisters, Frank Tonyan, Anne Markus, Sylvester Silbernick, Norbert Silbernick and Clarence Silbernick.
Schedule and Information
There will be a visitation from 4-8:00 PM Thursday and again after 10:00 AM Friday at the church. St. Pauls parish prayers will be at 5:30 PM on Thursday.
Miller-Carlin Funeral Home in St. Cloud