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Mary Patricia Rathkamp

Mary Patricia Rathkamp, age 63, of Wyola, Mont., passed away Saturday, Aug. 11, 2001, in the Billings St. Vincent Healthcare after a long and courageous battle with cancer.

She was born to Leonard and Leona Ocha Herman Nov. 13, 1937, in Glencoe. She grew up and attended schools in Winsted, and graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1956. She later attended beauty college in Minneapolis.

She married Darrell Rathkamp Nov. 14, 1959, in Howard Lake. While they made their home in Howard Lake, she owned and operated a beauty shop.

In 1977, the family moved to the Wyola area, where they ran the Pass Creek Angus Ranch. Mary was a very active participant at the ranch and its operations. She enjoyed painting and artwork. Her family and ranch were focal points of her life.

Her parents and one brother, Gordon, preceded her in death.

Survivors include her husband, Darrell of Wyola; her daughter, Lisa Rathkamp of Ranchester, Wyo.; two sons, Todd (Cindy) Rathkamp and Kurt Rathkamp of the family ranch; a brother, Ellsworth (LaVern) Herman of Minnesota; and five grandchildren, Mandy, Ashley, Gage, Kayla and Kassi.

Cremation has taken place. A memorial service took place Saturday, Aug. 18, 11 a.m., in the Sheridan, Wyo., Immanuel Lutheran Church.

Internment followed in the Fairview Cemetery, Hardin.

Should friends desire, memorial contributions may be made to the Big Horn County Hospice HC 36 Box 2010, Hardin, MT 59034.

Bullis Mortuary of Hardin has been entrusted with the arrangements.

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