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February 21, 2020

1/20/2020 9:17:00 AM
Funeral Mass for Mary Rath Jan. 21 at St. Finbarr in Grand Meadow

Mary Rath, 91, of Grand Meadow, died on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020 at Grand Meadow Healthcare Center.
Mary Katherine Arnts was born in Storm Lake, Iowa on Nov. 11, 1928 to Bernard and Gezena (Lansink) Arnts. She attended country school as a child with her siblings.
On Aug. 18, 1952, Mary was united in marriage to Michael Rath in Schaller, Iowa. In 1956, Mary and Michael moved to an 80 acre farm near Grand Meadow. Together they wintered in Weslaco, Tex. for 19 years. Mary worked at Daytons Department Store for about 20 years. Mary enjoyed baking, crocheting, knitting, quilting, painting, and crafts. She was a member of St. Finbarr Catholic Church and its Rosary Society. She was also a member of the Neighborhood Knitting Club and Birthday Club.
Mary is survived by her children, Carol (Mike) Fritz of Rochester, Paul (Barb) Rath of Chatfield, Bob (Barb) Rath, of Grand Meadow, Lori (Tim) Ryan of Rochester, and Joe Rath of Rochester; five grandchildren, Aaron Rath, Libby Rapos, Renae Peters, Tony Rath and Korey Rath; four step-grandchildren, Zac, Chase, Candice, and Brent Quandt; five great-grandchildren, Kadin Tracy, Xander Rapos, Mason Rapos, Cynthia Peters and Jonathan Peters; her sister, Josephine Goeser of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and sister-in-law, Eileen Arnts of Storm Lake, Iowa.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Mike in 2015, and five siblings.
The Funeral Mass for Mary will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 21, 2020 at St. Finbarr Catholic Church in Grand Meadow with Father Kevin Connolly officiating. Visitation will be held from 4:30-7:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 20, 2020 at Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow. Rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m.
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