Harry Harold Rarick

Harry Harold Rarick passed to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on February 5, 2021 at the age of 89. He was a graduate of Park High School Racine, Wisconsin. He was also a proud Marine and served our country as an Electronic Technician. Upon returning to civilian life he became a salesman and well known in his community as “Harry Hardware”.

Later in his life he became an active and passionate member of Crossway Community Church and of the Gideon’s International as a salesman for the Bible and his Christian faith.

His other interests included outdoor sports, mentoring young men, Bible study, photography and attending Kingfish baseball games. He was a faithful and loving husband and father, grandfather and great grandfather as an ever-present encourager and optimist who believed in the best in others as well as always being willing to help others as he was able.

He is preceded in death by his wife Marianne Rarick and left behind are his 5 children-Susan Schmidt (David) Kenosha WI, Jane Lee (Doug) Kenosha WI, James Rarick (Helen) Chicago IL, Thomas Rarick (Wendy)Wheaton IL, and Timothy Rarick (Gina) Paris, France, 7 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Monday February 15th 2021 at 11:00AM at Crossway Community Church in Bristol. (13905-75th Street or HWY 50 past I-94 on the left hand side.) Visitation with the family will be on Monday at the church from 10:00AM until the time of services. Burial will take place at Southern Wisconsin Veterans memorial Cemetery in Union Grove.

In lieu of flowers donations to Gideon’s International and/or Crossway Community Church would be appreciated.

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Thoughts for Harry Harold Rarick;

  • Bill and Laura Cook says:

    Praise God for Harry and Marianne. They loved the Lord and are now with Him….
    I’m so sorry for your loss and sadness but what great hope to see them again…
    We’ll be praying for the help of His presence as you grieve. Blessings to you all

  • I have been so grateful to serve with Harry on the Kenosha County Jail Chaplaincy Board of Directors and to see him at Crossway on Sunday mornings. Harry was a committed follower of Jesus with a love for others. I am grateful for his home-going, but he will be sorely missed. On behalf of the Jail Chaplaincy Board and the Kenosha County Sheriff’s Department, we express our condolences to Harry’s family.

  • Diane Moltaji says:

    In the decades my family and I knew Harry, my sister Helen’s Father-in-law, I only saw a VERY kind man devoted to his Christian faith, spreading the Gospel, and loving all those people God put into his life. He truly is with Marianne for eternity in the House of the Lord. My prayers are for those family members & dear friends who will miss him so much during their remaining days on Earth. My prayers only ask for their comfort and peace knowing that Marianne & Harry surely are in the glory of Heaven. Diane Moltaji

  • Titus Mathews says:

    Harry and I had the privilege of serving the Lord, through The Gideons International for the last 27 years. He was a “Bible man”. Harry always carried pocket Bibles with him and prayed for divine appointments to reach many recipients.

    Brother Harry truly believed Isaiah 55:11 “…so shall My word be that goes out from My mouth; it shall not return to Me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it.”
    Harry was faithful until the end to reach many with a copy of the Bible. Harry will be greatly missed.

  • Frederick E. Kreger says:

    I am saddened by the loss of my friend and fellow Gideon Harry Rarick, but I am also over-joyed that he is along-side his beloved wife Marianne, worshipping in the presence of our Lord. My prayers go out to Harry’s children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and the many people who were blessed by knowing Harry, all of which are now grieving his passing.

    Harry and I developed a friendship at CrossWay Community Church, which eventually led to my joining the Gideons through Harry’s guidance and mentoring. We spent many sweet and enriching hours visiting the hotels in Kenosha County to make sure they had enough Bibles for the rooms and witnessing to those present.

    Thank you God for using Harry in such a meaningful and lasting way to win lost souls and bring you glory. I look forward to the day that I will again worship our Lord Jesus and Heavenly Father along-side my friend Harry, as I so often did at CrossWay.

    Love you Brother Harry.

  • Michael T Bartel says:

    I am saddened and caught off guard by Harry’s sudden departure I know I will see him again.
    I am grateful to God for the opportunity of knowing Harry he was a true friend to me and we shared a lot of time together praying one for another and listening to each other riding back and forth to church and bible study. I am sincerely grateful for his love of Jesus and his desire to share the Gospel he was the true example of what is meant to be a witness I loved him and miss him but as I said before I will see him again together in worship of Jesus our lord. May God strengthen and be with all who may be in sorrow of his home going but now we rejoice as well with the hope of our Saviour Jesus Christ.

  • Sue Cook (Scholzen) says:

    My heart pours out to the Rarik family. Many memories have come back. What a wonderful man! God has another angel to watch over us. Love to all.

  • Harry Rarick was a kind gentleman who supported UBF ministry at a time when others easily misunderstood it. I remember him saying he didn’t know how to help his son, but UBF did. His meekness spoke volumes. Whenever he visited our church, I felt his genuine warmth spread out to each of us. He kept on visiting Chicago UBF until the end of his life, and every time I saw him, I felt uplifted by his smile, his spirit, and his serenity. How blessed I am to have known him and be encouraged by his presence. We often overlook how much another’s presence brings comfort to others. Harry Rarick was indeed one of those people the world around him was comforted by.

  • J. R. & Jolene ( Kramer ) Jurgens & Family says:

    Susan, We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. May God be with you through this most difficult time in your life. E
    We will keep you in our thoughts and prayers. Again Sorry. Jolene

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