Gary L. Rahe, 68, of Dyersville, passed away Monday, Oct. 26, at his home after a long battle with Multiple Systems Atrophy (MSA).
Visitation was held from 2-7 p.m. Friday, Oct. 30, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville. Visitation continued Saturday morning from 9-10 a.m. at Kramer Funeral Home prior to funeral services.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 31, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica, Dyersville with burial in the church cemetery. Rev. Dennis Quint officiated. Placing of the pall was done by: Dee, Angela, Kevin, Keith and Kurt. Lectors were Corinne Ramler and Beth Waterman. Music was provided by Nick Schadler and Sherrie Hogan. Eucharistic minister was Jolene Rahe and pallbearers were: Troy, Jake and Zach Rahe, Kyle Klostermann, Jim Waterman, Todd, Matt and Mitch Dingbaum.
Gary was born Sept. 10, 1952, in Manchester, the son of Leroy “Dutch” and Wilma “Billie” (Klostermann) Rahe. He married Deanne “Dee” Dingbaum Oct. 5, 1974, in Petersburg. Together they farmed east of Dyersville and he enjoyed farming and spending time with his children and grandchildren. Some hobbies included golfing, playing cards and enjoying a good laugh.
Survivors include his wife, Dee; children: Angela (Ben) Blomfield of London, England, Kevin (Gina) Rahe of Farley, Keith (Charli) Rahe of Gilberts, Ill., Kurt (fiancé Holly Maurer) Rahe of Delhi; grandchildren: Bay and Mylo Blomfield, Mason, Cole and Taylor Rahe, Rossilyn, Jackson and Weston Rahe, Keegan and Krailyn Rahe; siblings: Jeff (Deb) Rahe of Dubuque, Daryl Rahe of Cedar Rapids, Kathy Chapman of Fairfax and Diane (Frank) Klostermann of Atkins; in-laws: Jolene Rahe of Dyersville, Mike (Sandy) Dingbaum of Earlville, Mary Waterman of Guttenberg and Denny (Sylvia) Dingbaum of DeWitt.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Daniel Rahe; and two nieces: Sheri Chapman and Kari Klostermann; parents-in-law, Luvern Dingbaum and Dorie Mallicoat; and a brother-in-law, Rudy Waterman.
Online condolences may be left for the family at www.kramerfuneral.com.