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.