Our Commitment To You

With over four generations of excellence, LifeSong Monuments is dedicated to serving you and honoring the life of your loved one with quality monuments, bevels, benches, and more!

Our Legacy


Valentine Rausch joined Columbia Granite, Co., a quarry and retail monument sales company owned by Dewey Kaddatz and Roy Steiner. Val worked as a salesman and office manager.


Val became a partner to Roy Steiner by purchasing Dewey Kaddatz share of Columbia Granite, Co. The company was renamed Steiner-Rausch Granite Co.

A long-lasting tradition of quality


Val’s sons, Norbert, Severin, Herman, and Eugene Rausch, took over the retail portion of the granite company. This company was named Rausch Brothers Granite Co. Along with monument retail, Rausch Brothers Granite operated a granite slab sawing shop.

With this equipment, they were able to saw blocks of granite from the Steiner-Rausch quarry and sell to other companies.


Herman brought his granite expertise and experience to the Black Hills of South Dakota. Here in Rapid City, he opened Rausch Monuments, a monument retail company.

Rausch Monuments continues to work closely with Rausch Brothers Granite Company.

Dedicated to your satisfaction!


Rausch Monuments purchased a property at 2020 Jackson Blvd. This property was later purchased and converted into a strip mall, which housed Rausch Monuments storefront for several years.


Herman’s eldest son, Chuck Rausch, took over operation of Rausch Monuments.


Rausch Monuments moved to 1116 Jackson Blvd. This new location gave Rausch Monuments a beautiful showroom, to showcase monuments. This showroom also houses Moda-Stone, the Rausch’s second company, selling granite countertops and fireplace surrounds. In the back of this space is a full production monument shop. Here they design, layout, and sandblast each custom-made monument.