Alvin Rath, age 75, of Valley City, ND, died Sunday, December 8th at Sanford Health, Fargo, ND. A funeral service will be held at 1:00 PM on Thursday, December 12th at the Lerud Schuldt Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be held one hour before the service on Thursday afternoon. Interment will be in the Wing Cemetery, Wing, ND in the spring.
Alvin Rath, the son of William and Anna (Pleinis) Rath, was born September 11, 1938 in Arena, ND. Alvin grew up and attended school in the Arena, ND area. After receiving his education, Alvin began working for various farmers and ranchers in Arena. On May 24, 1964 he married Judy Rae Crowe in Bismarck, ND. The couple lived in worked in Bismarck until later moving to Wahpeton, ND and later Wyndmere, ND. In 1994, they moved to Valley City, ND. Judy died on February 20, 2005.
Alvin is survived by two sons, Alvin, Jr., Bismarck, ND and Alan Rath, Lavina, MT; three daughters, Kay (Joe) Keppers, Long Prairie, MN, Laura Rath and Nancy Rath, both Valley City, ND; four grandchildren, Lee and Anthony Rath, Lavina, MT and Shelby and Daniel Keppers, Long Prairie, MN; one brother, Benny (Luella) Rath, Sterling, ND; three sisters, Irene Rath, Bismarck, ND, Marie Renchler, Bismarck, ND and Leona Jones, Pratt, KS; one sister-in-law Charlotte Rath, Fargo, ND.
Alvin was preceded in death by his wife, parents and two brothers.
Funeral arrangements by the Lerud Schuldt Funeral Home of Valley City, ND. Online guestbook available at www.lerudschuldt.com