Lynn Rathsack Obituary, Death – On Tuesday, Rathsack, who had been a resident of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, was found to have passed away at the Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay. On August 20, 1939, in the city of Manitowoc, Rathsack Mrotek was born. Both of his parents, Victor and Lila (Kubatski) Mrotek, had passed away prior to Rathsack’s birth. She graduated from Lincoln High School in 1957 after completing her high school studies there and receiving her certificate. She wed Joseph A. Rathsack on June 23, 1962, in the United States of America, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Manitowoc, Wisconsin. The ceremony took place in the United States of America. It was on April 7, 2014 that he passed away, which was two days before she did.
Rathsack was pleased to be able to refer to herself as a Mirro Hero after having spent a large chunk of her life working for the Mirro corporation. She also worked for Aluminum Specialty and Data Exchange as a data entry key punch operator back in the days when computers weren’t widely used. This was before the time when computers were commonplace. She adored the time she got to spend at the Adult Day Care she worked at with the individuals who suffered from Alzheimer’s. Rathsack was the leader of the Parkinson’s Support Group in Manitowoc from 2003 until 2020, and she was also a co-facilitator during that time.
She was in charge of making sure that all of the families that came to the meetings had something to eat and drink. Rathsack was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Parish, and she found that the time she spent helping out at the rummage and bake sales as a volunteer with the St. Clare’s Society was quite rewarding. She volunteered her time to the Lincoln Park Zoological Society, where she had been a member for a considerable amount of time already. She took great joy in assisting guests at the different special events, and the organization recognized her efforts by bestowing upon her a volunteer appreciation award.
Everyone who strolled through or drove by Joe and Vicki’s flower gardens, which they had developed over the course of their marriage, expressed their admiration for the couple’s work. She enjoyed playing a variety of card games, but her favorite was sheepshead, which she played with great concentration. It was one of her favorite things to do to drop in on the various friend circles she maintained and have lunch with the people there. Her amazing sense of humor, which was capable of making anyone laugh, will live on in infamy, as will her ability to connect with other people and create a sense of belonging among friends and acquaintances. Both of these qualities will live on in infamy.
Once you were her friend, you remained so for the rest of your life; this is proven by the fact that her friendship with Rita Novak has endured for such a long time. “Grandma Bear” had a reputation around the neighborhood as the “cat woman” who would take in and care for any stray cats that occurred to find their way onto her property. Her legacy will continue to be carried on by all of the individuals whose lives she has touched throughout the course of her career.
Her survivors include her son Jim Rathsack (Lynne Dzuba), Manitowoc; her daughters Judi (Kevin) McNulty, Royersford, PA; and Vicki Lynn Rathsack, Manitowoc; her three grandchildren: Jake Rathsack, Manitowoc; Raven (Nico) Camp, Durham, NC; and Blake McNulty, Royersford, PA; as well as the extended Holschbach and Hartman families of Newton.
Rathsack’s parents, Victor and Lila Mrotek, as well as her husband, Joseph Rathsack, as well as her in-laws, Ben and Anna (Watska) Rathsack, as well as her brothers and sisters-in-law, Charlotte and Melvin Landt, Marilyn and Joe Rader, Don and Barbara Rathsack, Alvin and Veda Rathsack, and Jack Schneider, all passed away before she did. Rathsack was the last surviving member of her immediate family She will be reunited with various members of her family as well as friends who have preceded her to the next world. She will also be reunited with those she has loved who have passed on.