Larry Rath, 68, Gackle, ND died Saturday November 5, 2016 at his home in Gackle.
Larry was born January 3, 1948 at Jamestown, ND, the son of Reuben and Emma (Kienzle) Rath. He attended school at Gackle and graduated from Gackle High School in 1966. He then attended and graduated from Jamestown College with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychology. He did student teaching at Williston and also did custom combining. In 1971 he returned home to help on the family farm.
He and Janice Miller were married at Medora, ND. They made their home in Gackle and later divorced.
He and Ramie Neustel were married July 21, 2011 at Napoleon, ND. They made their home in Gackle where he continued to run the farm.
Larry was a member of the ND Stockman’s Association. He always enjoyed being around his cattle and being in the hills near the farm. He loved fly fishing and being in the outdoors. Larry would talk to anyone and would always reminisce about softball or his trip to Switzerland.
He is survived by his wife, Ramie, Gackle, ND; his 2 step children, Stephanie (Steven) Hanson, Fargo, ND; Colton (Melissa) Bollinger, Jamestown, ND; 2 step granddaughters, Rylie and Isabelle; 1 niece, Paula Christensen, Gackle, ND; 1 great grand niece and nephew, Ali and Johnny Gross, and especially his dogs, Zach and Sadie.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, JoAnn
Funeral Service – 2:00 PM Friday November 11, 2016 at the Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Gackle, ND, with Pastor Rick Steele, officiating
Visitation - 9:00 - 5:00 PM Thursday @ the funeral home in Gackle
Prayer Service – 7:00 PM Thursday @ the First United Church of Christ, Gackle
Burial – Gackle Cemetery, Gackle, ND
Friday, November 11, 2016