Carol Rath, age 73, of Hutchinson, Minnesota, passed away on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at Harmony River Living Center in Hutchinson.
Memorial Service will be held on Tuesday, December 3, 2019, at 11:00 A.M. at Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson with private family interment in the Zion Evangelical Lutheran Cemetery in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota.
Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service ALL AT CHURCH.
Memorials preferred to American Cancer Society 950 Blue Gentian Rd Ste 100, Eagan, MN 55121 or Allina Hospice 211 Freemont Ave SW, Hutchinson, MN 55350.
Carol Jean Rath was born on August 4, 1946, in Hutchinson, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Emil and Irene Victoria (Johnson) Rath. Carol was baptized as an infant and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth both at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Buffalo Lake, Minnesota. She received her education in Buffalo Lake, and was a graduate of the Buffalo Lake High School Class of 1964.
In Carol’s younger years, she lived in the twin cities until she made her home in Hutchinson in 2008. Carol was blessed with one son, Mark Froemming.
Carol was employed as a Printing Assistant at the University of Minnesota Printing Service in Minneapolis, Minnesota, until she retired in June of 2006. Carol was a member of Christ the King Lutheran Church in Hutchinson. She was also a volunteer at the Hutchinson Health Auxiliary Thrift Shop.
Carol enjoyed reading a good book, scrapbooking, and walking. She also enjoyed playing the card game Canasta and traveling with her sisters. Carol especially cherished spending time with her family and friends.
When Carol needed assistance with her daily care, she became a resident at Harmony River Living Center on September 5, 2019. She passed away there on Sunday, November 24, 2019, at the age of 73 years. Blessed be her memory.
Carol is survived by her:
Son, Mark Froemming and his wife, Patricia, of New Ulm, MN;
Step-grandchildren, Courtney Jakes of New Ulm, MN,
Cody Jakes of New Ulm, MN;
Step-great-grandson, Tyson of New Ulm, MN;
Former Husband, Bill Froemming of Hutchinson, MN;
Siblings, Shirley Brelje of Hutchinson, MN,
Kathleen Ehlers of Utah,
Linda Reading and her husband, Charles, of Hutchinson, MN,
Richard Rath and his wife, Rheba, of Missouri,
Donna Marschel and her husband, David, of Buffalo, MN;
Many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Carol is preceded in death by her Parents, Emil and Irene Rath; Nephews, Brian Ehlers, Scott Ehlers, and Jim Brelje; and Brothers-in-law, Howard Brelje and LeRoy Ehlers.