John O. Rauen III age 90 of Clarksville, passed away on Sunday February 25, 2018 at Spring Meadows Health Care Center in Clarksville. He was born April 13, 1927 in Big Rapids, MI the son of the late John O. Rauen II and Adele Gordon Rauen. John was a salesperson during his career, primarily selling correspondence courses and insurance. He is a member of the Catholic Church. He was an animal lover and fostered and rescued many animals over the years. He is survived by his daughter Melanie Sharon Marinelli of Clarksville; two grandchildren Robyn Steffen of Memphis and Joel Marinelli of Clarksville. In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by two sisters Helen and Dorothy. There will be no public funeral services. Arrangements are under the care of Gateway Funeral Home and Cremation Center 335 Franklin Street Clarksville, TN 37040. Phone 931-919-2600. Online condolences may be made by going to www.gatewayfh.com.