Peggy Rauschl, born in 1944, died Nov. 20, 2016. She lived in Cortez, and previously in Holmes Beach for 22 years. She came to Florida from Lind Lakes, Minn.
Peg was a very special woman loved by many. She was kind, sweet and special in every way. There are “givers” and there are “takers”, Peg was definitely a giver.
She is survived by her husband of 27 years, Dennis Rauschl, her daughter Dena and son Todd, both of Minnesota. As a wife, she was a very special gift. She and her husband were close like married people should be. She was the most important thing in his life.
Peg had many friends. It was hard to not like her. She had the biggest smile of anybody you’ve ever seen.
Peg was a very ambitious and hard-working woman. She earned her Beautician’s license while she was still in high school. One year after graduating from high school she bought her first home. Peggy ran her own beauty salon for 30 years helping to support her family.
Boating was a big part of Peggy’s life. She started boating early in her life when she had a sailboat in a lake in Minnesota. After that she went to power boating on the St. Croix and Mississippi Rivers. That’s where she met her husband. They are part of the US Coast Guard auxiliary and conducted many missions with the auxiliary.
Together they built a business that at one time had 13 properties on Anna Maria Island that they maintained and operated themselves. Peggy was also a volunteer and the volunteer coordinator at the Anna Maria Island Chamber of Commerce for several years. After they started winding down the business, they bought vacation property in Tennessee. They loved walking the trails and seeing the leaves change.
They were finally at the point in life where work mattered less and enjoying it mattered more. Unfortunately, that time was cut short. She was a very special, one-of-a-kind person. She will be missed.