Dominic C. Rauzi, 88, of Eveleth was born into eternity on Saturday, June 8, 2019 at home. He was born on August 24, 1930 in Melrose Park, Illinois to Joseph and Pauline (Zanoni) Rauzi. Dominic attended Mt. Carmel elementary school in Melrose Park and graduated from Fenwick High School in Oak Park, Ill. He received his BS degree in Education from St. Ambrose College in Davenport ,Iowa and was inducted into their Athletic Hall of Fame.

Dominic was united in marriage to Emma Jean Trenti on June 14, 1952 at the former Immaculate Conception Church in Eveleth. He taught Biology and driver’s training for one year in Mt. Iron before being drafted to serve his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. He returned and began working at Erie Mining company, finishing his thirty-eight year career as an assistant general foreman. Dominic was a member of Resurrection Catholic Church and a fifty-plus year member of Knights of Columbus, Frank A. Mancina Council 2583.

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He is survived by his children, John (Elaine) Rauzi of Eveleth , Richard (Sharon) Rauzi of Indianola, Iowa, James (Wendy) Rauzi of Duluth, Mary Rauzi of Eveleth; grandchildren, Mario, Joshua, Nicole (Tracey), Michael, Hayley, Brett (Kelleryn), Anna; 5 great-grandchildren; brothers, Lino (Nancy) Rauzi, George (Joanne) Rauzi; sister, Sylvia (“Mac”) McElroy and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Emma Jean; son, Timothy; brothers, Archie and Frank and sister, Sister Miriam Delores Rauzi.


Mass of Christian Burial will be 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 14, 2019 at Resurrection Catholic Church, Eveleth. Celebrant will be Fr. Michael Garry. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m., Thursday, June 13, 2019 with recitation of the rosary at 7:00 p.m. in Cron-Sheehy Funeral Home, Eveleth and will continue on Friday one hour before at the church. Interment will be in Eveleth Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Dominic’s favorite charities; Missionaries of Africa, Pro-Life of MN or MN Citizens Concerned for Life and Covenant House in New York.


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