Marie A. Rathje

Marie A. Rathje

Marie A. Rathje, 92, of Rising City, died Sunday, September 30, 2018, at the Greene Place Nursing Center in Seward.

Funeral Service Thursday, October 4, 2018  10:00 A.M.

Faith Lutheran Church, Rising City   Reverend David Schultz, Officiating

Visitation Wednesday 5-7 P.M.--Kracl Funeral Chapel, David City

Visitation continues Thursday morning 9-10 at the church

Committal in the Faith West Cemetery

Lunch in the church hall following the committal

Marie Rathje was born August 29, 1926, near Rising City to William and Anna (Dake) Nuebel.  She attended area schools and graduated from David City High School. She then went on to earn a Bachelors Degree in teaching from the University of Nebraska in Lincoln.  She  taught school in a one room school house north of Rising City.  On September 3, 1950, Marie married Alfred M. Rathje in Rising City.  Besides teaching, Marie was a true "farm wife",  assisting Alfred on the farm.  She was very active in the Faith Lutheran Congregation, teaching Sunday School and serving as an officer of the Ladies Aid.  Marie was also a member of the Shelby Legion Auxiliary and the Extension Club.  Surviving  are her son, Keith Rathje of Rising City, and  five grandchildren: Travis ( Samantha) Rathje of Lincoln, Thomas Rathje of Rising City, Elizabeth (Tom) Huff, Lincoln, Megan Bejot of Wakefield and Lorinda (Joseph)  Mollenkamp of Oklahoma, City.  She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Alfred, daughter Julie Bejot, daughter-in-law Linda Rathje, two brothers, Keith and Carl Nuebel and a sister, Wilma Warren.