Edwin Raeth age 95, of Winthrop, passed away Thursday, December 24th, 2015, at the Good Samaritan Society in Winthrop.
Memorial Service will be Wednesday, January 6th, 11:00 A.M. at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church with interment in the Winthrop Cemetery.
Gathering of Family and Friends will be one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday.
Memorials preferred to Church Missions or Camp Courage.
Edwin Charles Raeth was born on October 5, 1920, in Henderson, Minnesota. He was the son of Charles and Bertha (Lieske) Raeth. Edwin was baptized as an infant on October 24, 1920, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, rural Arlington by Pastor Ernest Sprengeler and was later confirmed in his faith as a youth on June 6, 1934, at Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church by Pastor C.W.A. Kuehner. He attended school at Transit District #44 Country School.
On October 30, 1943, Edwin was united in marriage to Bernice Lundholm at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop by Reverend O.E. Olman. After their marriage, the couple farmed in Transit Township. After they retired, they moved into Winthrop and later to Hutchinson for a short time before moving back to Winthrop. They were blessed with two sons. Edwin and Bernice shared 71 years of marriage before she passed away on June 25, 2015.
Edwin was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Winthrop and held various offices. He was also a member of the Winthrop Senior Citizens, and a lifetime member of the Winthrop Game Protective League.
Edwin especially like living on the farm he came to in 1924, at the age of three years. He enjoyed farming and in later years, gardening, fishing and traveling. He loved spending time with his family and friends.
When he needed assistance with his daily care, Edwin became a resident of the Good Samaritan Society in Winthrop on May 12, 2015, and passed away there on Thursday, December 24, 2015, at the age of 95 years. Blessed be his memory.
Edwin is survived by his:
Son, Gary “Lee” Raeth and his wife, Juli of Buffalo, MN;
Brother-In-Law, Chester Lundholm and his wife, Roween of New Ulm, MN;
Sister-In-Law, Marjorie Block of Hutchinson, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and friends.
Edwin was preceded in death by his Parents, Charles and Bertha Raeth; Wife, Bernice Raeth, Son, James Raeth; Sisters, Elsie Trebelhorn and Edna Kube; and Brother, Ervin Raeth.