Virginia F. ‘Jim’ Rath

July 15, 1929 — July 16, 2014

Virginia F. “Jim” Rath of Mukwonago passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family on July 16, 2014, at the age of 85.

She is the loving mother of Karen (the late Edwin) Gale, Patricia (Michael) DeMares, Margaret (Ernest) Perkins, Daniel (Sherry) Rath, Kurt (Donna) Rath, Carrie (the late Stanley) Kuranda and Jennifer Rath; proud and cherished grandmother of 13 grandchildren, 26 great-grandchildren, and one great-great-granddaughter. She is further survived by her sisters Iris, Judith, Vernie and Linda.

Virginia was preceded in death by her husband of 55 years, John Rath; two granddaughters, Andrea Liegh and Christina Gerard; and her siblings Myrtle, John, Robert, William, Douglas, and Lawrence.

A graveside service will be held on Saturday, July 26, at 10:00 AM at St. Peter’s Church Cemetery in East Troy (just west of the intersection of Highway ES and St. Peter’s Road).

The family would like to thank the entire staff at East Troy Manor and her partner in crime, Caryn Rodman, for the wonderful and loving care that they provided for Virginia “Jim.”

Memorials in memory of Virginia can be made to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Schmidt & Bartelt Funeral and Cremation Services in Mukwonago is serving the family. For more information, call 262-363-7126 or visit online at