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Volume 4, Number 10 - June 3, 2004
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Carroll Rahm

Funeral services for Carroll Rahm, 81, were conducted June 1, 2004, at St. Mark's Episcopal Church in Casper with Reverend Royce W. Brown officiating. Committal with military and Masonic services were held at the Oregon Trail Veterans' Cemetery in Evansville.

Rahm passed away on May 29, 2004, in Casper.

Rahm was born Sept. 20, 1922, in Daniel to Gottfried and Viola Westfall Rahm. He was raised and educated in Pinedale, graduating from Pinedale High School. While in high school, he earned All-State honors in football and basketball.

Rahm attended Black Hills State College after being awarded a football scholarship. His education was interrupted when he enlisted in the army in 1943. He served in the 7th Army, 106th Infantry, known as the Golden Lions, and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He was honorably discharged in 1946, attaining the rank of Staff Sergeant.

Upon his return to the United States, he married the sweetheart he met before going overseas, Mary Ruth Walker, on June 30, 1946, at the Chapel of Transfiguration in Moose. Mr. Rahm then continued his education at the University of Wyoming, obtaining his bachelor of arts and master of arts degrees.

Rahm began his career in education, teaching math and coaching football and basketball at Laramie High School. He moved to Casper in 1952, becoming principal of Washington School. He later became principal of the old McKinley Elementary School. In 1972, he became director of rural education for Natrona County School District No. 1, retiring in 1985.

Determined to give back to the community he loved, Rahm served on the Sandbar Urban Renewal Commission, Casper Recreation Board of Directors, and as a past president and director for CATC.

Concerned about young adults in need receiving help in funding their college educations, he helped found the Scottish Rite Foundation of Wyoming to provide scholarship assistance to students at the seven community colleges and University of Wyoming.

Rham was a member of the American Legion, VFW, a 50-year Masonic member of Laramie Lodge No. 3, A.F. & A.M., an Inspector General Honorary 33 member of the Wyoming Scottish Rite, the Knights Templar and the Shrine. He was a past president of the Casper Shrine Club and the Korein Oriental Band. He was also a member of St. Mark's Episcopal Church.

His other interests were fishing, hunting, woodworking, photography, jewelry making, lawn work and gardening, army reunions for the 106th Infantry and just generally seeing and having pleasant conversations with people.

Rahm is survived by his wife of 58 years of Casper; his daughter, Mary Carroll Johnson, and her husband, Neal, of Casper; one brother and one sister and his two long-haired Chihuahuas, Sarge and Sweetie Belle.

Rahm was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

Memorials may be made to the charity of the donor's choice.

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