BENTON — Eric S. Rau, 79, of Benton died at 9:25 a.m. Monday at his home.
He was of the Lutheran faith, an Army veteran, and a veteran of the Merchant Marines.
Survivors include his wife, Eileen Koon Rau of Benton; two nephews; and three nieces.
He was preceded in death by five brothers and three sisters. His parents were Otto and Elise Rau.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday at Hickory Grove Cemetery in Old Eddyville with the Rev. Mickey Lewis officiating.
Friends may call after 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at Dunn’s Funeral Home in Eddyville.