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Mary K. (Arnts) Rath

November 11, 1928 ~ January 14, 2020 (age 91)


Mary Rath, 91, of Grand Meadow, MN died on Tuesday, January 14, 2020 at Grand Meadow Healthcare Center.

Mary Katherine Arnts was born in Storm Lake, IA on November 11, 1928 to Bernard and Gezena (Lansink) Arnts. She attended country school as a child with her siblings. On August 18, 1952 Mary was united in marriage to Michael Rath in Schaller, IA. In 1956, Mary and Michael moved to an 80 acre farm near Grand Meadow.  Together they wintered in Weslaco, TX 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, 5 grandchildren Aaron Rath, Libby Rapos, Renae Peters, Tony Rath, Korey Rath, 4 step-grandchildren Zac, Chase, Candice, and Brent Quandt,  5 great-grandchildren Kadin Tracy, Xander Rapos, Mason Rapos,Cynthia Peters and Jonathan Peters,   sister Josephine Goeser of Council Bluffs, IA, and sister-in-law Eileen Arnts of Storm Lake, IA.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Mike in 2015, and 5 siblings.

Funeral Mass for Mary will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, January 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, January 20 at Hindt Funeral Home in Grand Meadow. Rosary will be recited at 4:30 p.m.

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January 20, 2020

4:30 PM to 7:00 PM
Hindt Funeral Home - Grand Meadow, MN

Funeral Mass
January 21, 2020

10:30 AM
St. Finbarr Catholic Church (Grand Meadow)

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