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Harold Rath

Sun, Oct 29th, 2000
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Harold Rath, 68, of Chatfield, died Wednesday, October 25, 2000, at his home.

He was born June 22, 1932, in Wykoff. He attended rural Chatfield elementary school and St. John's Lutheran school and graduated from Chatfield High School in 1951. He married Dorothy Ann Severson on December 26, 1954, in Preston. He worked on the family farm in Wykoff for 30 years, moving to Chatfield in 1985. For 17 years, he was a machine operator for Strongwell. He was an elder, trustee and choir member at St. John's Church.

Survivors include his wife; a son, Mark (Donette "Frana") of La Crescent; three daughters, Colleen (Jeff) Thompson, Darlene (Steve) Johnson and Beth (Ron) Rasmussen, all of Chatfield, and six grandchildren.

The funeral for Harold William Rath was held Saturday, October 28, 2000 at St. John's Lutheran Church in Wykoff, with the Revs. Robert Burmeister and Clark Jaeger officiating. Burial was in the church cemetery. Riley Funeral Home in Chatfield was in charge of arrangements.

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