MARY LOU RAUK-SNITKER, 82, of Decorah, passed away Wednesday, June 12, 2019, peacefully at her home in Decorah. Funeral services are at 11 a.m. Tuesday, June 18, at Big Canoe Lutheran Church in rural Decorah, with Rev. Kurt Bockoven officiating. Burial is in Big Canoe Lutheran Cemetery. Visitation is from 4 to 7 p.m. Monday, June 17, at Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah and Tuesday beginning at 10 a.m., one hour before the service, at Big Canoe Lutheran Church. Mary Lou is survived by her loving children: Jonathan (Sarah) Rauk of Ann Arbor, Mich., Kristine (Rick) Snyder of Waukon and Richard Rauk of Decorah; her grandchildren: Andrew Snyder, Benjamin Snyder, Kaitlin (Austin Kammeyer) Snyder, Leigh Rauk, Crystal (Kyle) Anderson, Joshua (Ashley) Rauk, Taylor Rauk, and Oliva Rauk; her great-grandchildren: Dominic, Kolt, Blakelyn, Hayden and Piper; and her siblings, Dennis Carter of Decorah, Neal Carter of Williamsburg, Vt. and Lorraine Carter Borowski of Decorah. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister, Susan Carter, March 11, 2004; and husbands, Steflet Rauk May 11, 1996 and Chuck Snitker, April 24, 2012. Fjelstul Funeral Home in Decorah is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at