Yuma’s charitable racer, Dick Rautenberg, dies

Yuma’s charitable racer, Dick Rautenberg, dies

Dick Rautenberg, the Yuma Sun’s 2009 Citizen of the Year, died from prostate cancer  Saturday. He was in his mid-70s.

“We are going to miss him, but Dick was so sick towards the end that it was  time,” said his wife, Kathy Blohm, who just celebrated her two-year wedding  anniversary with Rautenberg on Friday.

“He was starting to suffer. It was time for him to go. Now we will remember  him. He had a wonderful sense of humor. He was the kindest person I’ve ever  known. Just about every day we laughed, until he got really sick.”

Rautenberg was a prominent fixture in the Yuma community, known for his  generosity when others were in need.

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