Mary H. Rahn, 93

Mary H. Rahn, 93, of the town of Auburn, passed away on her birthday, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Hope Health and Rehabilitation Center in Lomira with her husband at her side. She was born on Sept. 24, 1920, in Ashford, the daughter of the late Emil and Mary (Cermach) Brath, and was a 1939 graduate of Campbellsport High School. On April 27, 1940, she was united in marriage to Steven Rahn at St. Martin’s Catholic Church in Ashford. The couple farmed near Campbellsport and Mary was employed by the West Bend Company in West Bend.

Mary and Steve owned Steve and Mary’s Bar in Kewaskum and later built the Amerahn Bar and Hall in Kewaskum with their daughter and son-in-law, Jeanne and Allen Amerling. The hall was a popular and favorite gathering place for many.

Mary and Steve traveled extensively throughout the United States, including Alaska, in their travel trailer. They also took their trailer through Canada, Mexico, Guatemala and the Baja. Mary hunted big game in British Columbia, Ontario, Idaho and Wyoming.

Mary was a member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum. She was a good cook and seamstress and enjoyed playing sheepshead, dancing, fishing and loved being with people. Mary will fondly be remembered for her big smile and hearty laugh. She will be deeply missed by her husband, her family and by all who knew her.

Those Mary leaves behind to cherish her memory include her loving husband of 73 years, Steven; two daughters, Judy (Ray) Schrauth of Campbellsport and Judy and Ray’s children, Bonnie (Dave) Kristan of Waunakee, Don (LuAnn) Schrauth of Lewistown, Mont., and Beth (Tim) Pautsch of Fond du Lac; and Jeanne (Allen) Amerling of Kewaskum and Jeanne and Allen’s children, Scott (Tracy) Amerling of Kewaskum, Stephanie (John) Beisbier of Campbellsport, Cammie (Scott) Rosenthal and Craig (Mandy) Amerling, both of Kewaskum. She is also survived by 16 great-grandchildren, Abe (Laura), Andy (Nikki) and Jessie McCarty, Nick (Emily) and Jon Gellings, Amanda and Heather Schrauth, Zach and Abby Amerling, Morgan, Evan and Sarah Beisbier, McKenzie and Sydney Rosenthal, Mason and Reid Amerling; two great-great-grandsons, Nolan and William McCarty; a sister-in-law, Georgianna Brath of Campbellsport; and other relatives and friends.

In addition to her parents, Mary was preceded in death by four brothers, George (Frances) Brath, Ray (Rosemary) Brath, Alphonse Brath, and Michael Brath and two sisters, Paula (John) Fleischman and Betty (Sylvester) Jacak.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Mary will be held at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 27, 2013, at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Kewaskum with the Rev. Edwin Kornath officiating. Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Saturday in parish cemetery.

The Rahn family will greet relatives and friends at the church on Friday from 3 p.m. until the time of Mass.

Memorials to the charity of one’s choice are appreciated.

The Miller Funeral Home in Kewaskum has been entrusted with Mary’s arrangements. Additional information and guestbook may be found at

Mary’s family extends their heartfelt appreciation to the staff of Hope Health and Rehabilitation Center for the loving care provided to Mary for the past 8 1/2 years and for the tender care recently provided to Mary by the staff of Agnesian Hospice Hope.