Lino A. Rauzi, 88, died November 8, 2022 at St. Luke’s Hospital, Duluth, MN. He was one of seven children born to Joe and Paulina Rauzi on January 22, 1934 in Melrose Park, Illinois. He attended high school and Junior College in Eveleth, MN where he excelled in football. He was drafted into the army in 1953, serving two years in Korea. He was later drafted into the Navy Air Force. Upon release, he attended UMD, majoring in physical and elementary education. He played football for Jim Malosky and was one of his first captains. In his senior year, he was selected “Outstanding Athlete of the Year”. Lino married Nancy Peterson in 1960 and moved to Silver Bay where he taught for 33 years. He coached football and basketball and was instrumental in starting the hockey program. Teaching and coaching children was his passion, and he devoted himself to them. During the summer months he operated the Redwood Lodge restaurant for 8 years. Lino was president of the Lake County Recreation Board for 30 years. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, contributing greatly to the management of the county MNR and Lake Superior. Lino was also very interested in his family (“familia”), his Italian heritage, gardening, wildlife, his land and sightseeing. He enjoyed golf, going for walks, playing cards and telling jokes. He attended St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Silver Bay. He is survived by his wife Nancy of 62 years, his children Beth (Scott) Johnson, Julie (Dorian) Beaulieu, Brad (Lori) Rauzi, 8 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren, his brother George (Joanne) Rauzi, his sister Sylvia McElroy, his sisters-in-law Jeanne Rice, Sue Peterson, Mary Spencer, Carol (Mark) Moore and several nieces, nephews and cousins. He is predeceased by parents Joe and Paulina Rauzi, brothers Archie, Dominic and Frank, brothers-in-law Bob Rice, Jim Peterson, John Spencer and Thomas McElroy, sisters-in-law Emma Rauzi and Ellen Rauzi.
Please send memorials to Silver Bay Sports programs or the charity of your choice.
The memorial service is scheduled at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Silver Bay, MN on November 19, 2022, at 3:00 p.m., followed by a fellowship gathering at Silver Bay Reunion Hall. We’ll see each other there!