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Ronald Rath

September 14, 1945 — January 21, 2016

A celebration of the life of Ronald W. Rath, 70, of Washington, formerly of Riverside, will be held Monday, January 25, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at the Shiloh Church in Kalona with Pastors Chuck Rogness and Don Gaudreau officiating.  Visitation will be held Sunday, January 24, 2016 from 2 – 7 p.m. at the Peterseim Funeral Home in Kalona.  In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established for Aiming For The Cure.  Ron Rath died Thursday, January 21, 2016 at the Washington County Hospital.

Ronald William Rath was born September 14, 1945 in Riverside, IA, the son of Everett and Florence (Forbes) Rath.  He graduated from Riverside High School.  Ron farmed near Riverside and was the founder and co-owner of Highland Hideway Hunting.  On September 5, 2015 he was united in marriage to Ruth (Nisly) Statler.  Ron was a member of the Shiloh Church and Pheasants Forever.  He enjoyed hunting, reading, traveling, tinkering, and spending time with his grandchildren.  Ron never knew a stranger and loved visiting with people.

Survivors include his wife Ruth of Washington, three children: Darrin Doerres of Hills, IA, Melissa (Les) Holway of Tiffin, IA, Russ (Cyndy) Rath of Adel, IA, niece Shelley Rath of Davenport, IA, seven grandchildren: Carson, Carter, Claire, Mitchell, Brittany, Alysa, Wyatt, four step children: Jeremy (Kari), April (Clair), Brandon (Amy), Zion (Seth) and nine step grandchildren.

Preceding Ron in death were his parents and two sisters: Karen Rath and Reva Rath.
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