Larry Duane Rath, age 66, of Woodbine, IA passed away on February 28, 2021 peacefully in his home. Larry was the first baby born in Council Bluffs, IA on January 1, 1955 to Leonard and Lucille (Wohlers) Rath. Larry grew up in Beebeetown, IA on the family farm and loved to help his dad with the livestock and corn fields. He graduated from Tri Center School in 1973. Larry was married to Lori (Thomas) Rath for 25 years and had 4 beautiful daughters. He lived in Omaha, NE for 37 years and worked as a Machinist before retiring in 2015. He loved Nebraska, Vikings, Cowboys and Chiefs football teams and was really disappointed when the season was over every year. He loved gardening, drinking beer and Harley Davidson Motorcycles, especially his two Softails, Carol and Kiki.
Larry is preceded in death by his parents.
He is survived by his daughters, Courtney (Chris) Dowling, Desiree (Adam) Grayson, Sybille (Mark) Pierce and Emma (Brian) Metz. Grandchildren, Hailee Shepherd, Aidan & Avery Grayson, Everett, Ian, Austin & Colton Pierce. Sister, Lorraine (Noel) Blaas of Fort Worth, TX. Brother, Lyle (Judy) Rath of Thedford, NE. And nieces, nephews and a lot of friends.
Visitation will be Thursday from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. with a time of sharing at 7:00 p.m. at Hennessey Funeral Home in Missouri Valley, Iowa.
Due to Covid, there will be no luncheon afterwards.
Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 a.m. Friday, March 5, 2021
St. Patrick’s Catholic Church
Missouri Valley, Iowa
Celebrant Father Raphael Masabakhwa
Musician Lyle Waterhouse
“On Eagle’s Wings” “Be Not Afraid”
Everett Pierce Ian Pierce
Austin Pierce Colton Pierce
Chris Dowling Adam Grayson
Mark Pierce Brian “Bear” Metz
Aidan Grayson Avery Grayson
Final Resting Place Grange Cemetery Honey Creek, Iowa