In memory of
Larry Duane Rath Larry Duane Rath, age 66, of Woodbine, IA passed away on February 28, 2021 peacefully in his home. Larry was the first baby born in Council Bluffs, IA on January 1, 1955 to Leonard and Lucille (Wohlers) Rath. Larry grew up in Beebeetown, IA on the family farm and loved to help his dad with the livestock and corn fields. He graduated from Tri Center School in 1973. Larry was married to Lori (Thomas) Rath for 25 years and had 4 beautiful daughters. He lived in Omaha, NE for 37 years and worked as a Machinist before retiring in 2015. He loved Nebraska, Vikings, Cowboys and Chiefs football teams and was really disappointed when the season was over every year. He loved gardening, drinking beer and Harley Davidson Motorcycles, especially his two Softails, Carol and Kiki. Larry is preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his daughters, Courtney (Chris) Dowling, Desiree (Adam) Grayson, Sybille (Mark) Pierce and Emma (Brian) Metz. Grandchildren, Hailee Shepherd, Aidan & Avery Grayson, Everett, Ian, Austin & Colton Pierce. Sister, Lorraine (Noel) Blaas of Fort Worth, TX. Brother, Lyle (Judy) Rath of Thedford, NE. And nieces, nephews and a lot of friends. Visitation was held Thursday, March 4, 2021 at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, March 5, 2021 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Missouri Valley. Celebrant was Father Raphael Masabakhwa. Musician was Lyle Waterhouse. Musical selections were "On Eagle's Wings", "Be Not Afraid", and "Amazing Grace". Honorary Bearers were Everett Pierce, Ian Pierce, Austin Pierce, and Colton Pierce. Casket Bearers were Chris Dowling, Adam Grayson, Mark Pierce, Brian "Bear" Metz, Aidan Grayson and Avery Grayson. Final resting place is the Grange Cemetery in Honey Creek, Iowa.
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