Obit: Rath, William Henry (1874 - 1959)
Contact: Dolores Mohr Kenyon
Surnames: Rath, Pingel, Janke, Spaul, Phillips, Schwamb, Krause, Metz, Bergmann, Musil, Dobes, Matousek, Subke, Koranda, Holub, Kraus, Spaur, Arneson, Holmes
----Source: Clark County Press (Neillsville, Clark Co., WI.) March 19, 1959
Rath, William Henry (27 August 1874 - 12 March 1959)
William Henry Rath, 84, Stetsonville, died Thursday at the Medford Clinic following a stroke.
Funeral services were held Monday from the Georgas Funeral Home in Neillsville, with the Rev. Virgil Holmes officiating. Burial was made in the Dells Dam Cemetery.
Mr. Rath was born August 27, 1874, at Richland Center, son of the late John C. and Freda (Pingel) Rath. He was a cheesemaker and for many years resided in the Dells Dam area. He was married December 25, 1944, to Freda Janke.
Surviving are his wife, Freda, and the following children by previous Marriages: Mrs. Lloyd Spaul, Albia, Ia.; Karl Rath, Sarles, N. D.; Mrs. Leslie Phillips, Loyal; and Mrs. Freda Schwamb, Neillsville. He is also survived by four stepchildren: Herbert Janke, Mrs. Joe Krause, Mrs. George Metz and Mrs. Ernest Bergmann, all of Stetsonville; 14 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren.
Pallbearers were: Jas. A. Musil, Frank Dobes, Jim Matousek, Fred Subke, Jerry Koranda and Irvin Holub.
Out of town people here for the services were: Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Spaur, Albia, Ia.; William Spaur, Melrose, Ia.; Mr. and Mrs. Carl Rath and son, Sarles, N. D.; Mrs. Viola Phillips, Mr. and Mrs. Edward Phillips, Loyal; Mr. and Mrs. Joe Kraus, Mr. and Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. George Metz, Stetsonville; Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Bergmann, Goodrich; Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Janke, Athens; Mr. and Mrs. Marlin Kraus, Mr. and Mrs. Gerald Kraus and daughter, Stetsonville; Mr. and Mrs. Orville Arneson, Lime Ridge; Robert Arneson, West Allis; Misses Emma and Ella Rath, and Leo Rath, Richland Center.
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