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RATH, Margie M. (1933 - 2020)


Posted By: Karon Velau (email)
Date: 1/29/2021 at 18:08:18

Margie M. Rath
(October 8, 1933 – June 23, 2020)

BATTLE CREEK - Private family graveside service for Margie M. Rath, 86, of Battle Creek was held at the Ida Grove Cemetery in Ida Grove with Rev. Kevin J. Freese will officiating and Christensen-Van Houten Funeral Home in Ida Grove in charge of arrangements.
Margie Minnie Rath, the daughter of Carl and Elsie (Wunschel) Druivenga, was born October 8, 1933, in Sac County, Iowa. Margie grew up on the family farm and attended country school in rural Sac County. She helped out on the family farm until she was united in marriage to Frederick J. Rath on June 3, 1951, in Arthur, IA. In the fall of 1993, Margie moved into Ida Grove. She was a member of the Horn Hospital Auxiliary, Legion Auxiliary and the Faith Bible Church Ladies Aide Society. She died June 23, 2020, at Willow Dale Wellness Village in Battle Creek.
Margie was preceded in death by her loving husband of 42 years Frederick Rath, her parents Carl and Elsie Druivenga, brother Raymond (Donna) Druivenga; sisters Doris (Leonard) Sanford, Emma Jean Steinkuehler; sister-in-law Janice Druivenga; granddaughter Amy Kron; great-grandson Joseph Landon; great-granddaughter Rebecca “Becca” Cedeño; great-great granddaughter Abby Hicks; great-grandson Joseph Hopkins. Left to cherish her memory include her children Dorothy (Gilbert) Schoba of Ida Grove, IA, Dean (Julie) Rath of Ida Grove, IA and Donald (Debbie) Rath of Gulfport, MS; 5 grandchildren: Jenniffer (Shannon Hopkins) Cedeño, Susan (Bill) Henkelman, Gary (Tara) Kron, Jr., Christina (Marty) Homer and Dawn (Nathan) Holbrook; 19 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great grandchildren; brothers Duane (Shirley) Druivenga and James “Jim” Druivenga both of Battle Creek, IA; brother-in-law Wayne Steinkuehler of Texas; many nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.
Sources: Ida County Courier, Ida Grove, Iowa, Thurs., June 25, 2020 and Christensen-VanHouten Funeral Services, Ida Grove, Iowa at http://www.christensenvanhouten.com/


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