Amanda Clara Rathjen

Amanda Clara Rathjen, 98, of Randolph, formerly of Kewaskum, went home to be with our heavenly father on Thurs-day, July 31, 2008.

She was born on Nov. 18, 1909, in Fremont, the daughter of the late Fred and Helena (Fritz) Henschel, and on May 10, 1931, she was united in marriage to Otto Rathjen. Her husband preceded her in death in June 1966.

Amanda was employed by Regal Ware in Kewaskum for 35 years, retiring in 1985 at the age of 76. She was a member of the 25-Year Club and of Hope Lutheran Church in Fond du Lac. Her favorite pastime was dancing.

Survivors include five children, Fordyce (Joann) Rathjen of Cecil, Marilyn (Walt) Miller of La Quinta, Calif., Virginia Enderle of West Bend, Judy (A.D.) Staggs of McKinney, Texas and Kathy (Orville) Lont of Randolph, 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband and parents, Aman-da was preceded in death by a brother, a sister and six half-brothers and sisters.

Funeral services for Amanda will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 6, 2008, at Hope Lutheran Church in Fond du Lac. Rev. Arthur Callies will officiate and burial will follow in Rienzi Cemetery in Fond du Lac.

Relatives and friends may call at the church on Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with arrangements.