Obituary of Marlene Rathman
Marlene M Rathman was born on April 14, 1934, to Arthur and Hannah (Guhlke) Jeske in Comfrey, MN. She grew up on a farm in Stately Township and attended country school District #81 and graduated from Comfrey High School. From 1951-1953, Marlene worked as a clerk at Schneider Drug Store in Comfrey. On January 19, 1954, Marlene was united in marriage to Wilfred Rathman at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Comfrey. The couple farmed near Comfrey where they raised their 5 children. She was known for providing wonderful meals. Marlene lost her left arm in a farming accident, but the loss of her arm never slowed her down or deterred her from her daily activities. Five years ago, Marlene became a resident at St. John Lutheran Home in Springfield and thoroughly enjoyed her time there. She enjoyed all the activities, including church services and playing cards. Marlene enjoyed gardening, canning, traveling, and rides around the area. Her greatest cherished moments were spending time with her family.
She is survived by her children – Linda Berkness of Shakopee, Mark Rathman of Alexandria, Cheryl (Mike) Teicher of Sanborn, Lorie (Greg) Klinkhammer of Holman, WI, and Brian (Cindy) Rathman of Springfield; 11 grandchildren and 12 great grandchildren. Marlene was preceded in death by her parents; husband Wilfred in 2011; son Timothy; and sister LaDonna Robinson.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Marlene Rathman, please visit Tribute Store