Donald W. Rath, 60, of Hinton, began his journey to heaven on Thursday, July 3, 2003, at his residence following a courageous battle with cancer.
Celebration of Life services were held at 10:30 a.m. today (Monday) at the United Methodist Church in Hinton, with the Rev. Jason Gutsmer and the Rev. Sara Malone officiating. Burial was at the Hillside Cemetery in Merrill with military rites provided by the Casper American Legion Post #477 of Hinton. Visitation began at 12 noon Sunday at the Mauer-Johnson Funeral Home in Le Mars. The family was present from 6 to 8 p.m. with a prayer service scheduled at 7:30 p.m. There was also one hour of visitation at the church prior to the funeral.