Terry H. Rath, Waupaca, WI, age 60 – passed away on Saturday, December 1, 2012 at Riverside Medical Center in Waupaca.
He was born on July 13, 1952 in Waupaca, the son of Phillip J. and Joyce V. (Marquard) Rath. He married Star-Lynn Rose Bahlow on July 3, 1998 at the Parfreyville United Methodist Church of Waupaca. She preceded him in death on September 26, 2003.
Terry is survived by his son, Chris Rath of Stevens Point; step-daughters, Heather Sabel and Erin Sabel; step-grandson, Keegan Sabel; his mother, Joyce Rath (significant other, Ray Hansen) of Waupaca; brothers and sisters: Dan (Suzanne) Rath of Weyauwega, Judy (Jim) Hahn of Loudon, TN, Marianne (Jim) Nusz of Waupaca, June (Mike) Goggins of Waupaca, and Phillip Rath, Jr. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends. Terry was preceded in death by his wife, Star-Lynn Rath; his father, Phillip J. Rath Sr; a brother, Ron Rath, and a sister, Susan Cartwright.
Terry had worked various jobs throughout his lifetime. He had worked on a dairy farm for a number of years. He was a cook for a while at the Frontier Restaurant in Amherst, and he had also worked as a landscaper, doing lawn care, and as a gardener. He was very proud to have served his country in the U.S. Army, serving in Germany during the Viet Nam War. He enjoyed woodworking and was always busy creating new pieces. Terry also enjoyed photography and became accomplished enough to photograph some weddings.
A memorial service will be held at the Parfeyville United Methodist Church of Waupaca on Friday, December 7, 2012 at 11:00 AM, with the Rev. Robert Blackburn – Pastor, officiating. Military honors will be observed following the memorial service, followed by interment in the Pleasant Valley Cemetery, Township of Dayton, Waupaca County, WI. A visitation will be held at the Parfreyville United Methodist Church on Friday from 10:00 – 11:00 AM. The Holly Funeral Home of Waupaca, WI is assisting the family with arrangements.