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Marie Rate

Marie Caroline Rate (Merten)

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Obituary

Marie C. Rate (nee Merten) age 76 passed away on Sunday, January 17, 2021 in West Bend. She was born on January 14, 1945 in the Town of Polk to Peter N and Melinda (nee Spaeth) Merten. Marie graduated from Slinger High School Class of 1963. She married Fred Rate on November 6, 1971 at St Peter Catholic Church in Slinger.

Marie was employed as a bus driver for Konrath Bus and Riteway Bus Service for over thirty years. Her favorite breed of dogs were Pugs and she loved her three Pugs Snorkey, Sara and Sophie. She loved to crochet and was known for her sense of humor and loved to joke around. She was always willing to help others and was selfless. Marie was a member of St Peter Church in Slinger.

Marie is survived by her husband Fred, daughter Katherine and son Kevin (Becky), her grandchildren; Bob and Olivia, her sister Joanne (Tom) Wenninger, sisters-in-law Marilyn and Theresa Merten, brother-in-law Gerald (Mary) Rate. She was preceded in death by her parents, her beloved son Brian, brothers; Jim, Robert and Theodore Merten, sister Bernice Blank, and brother-in-law Robert Blank.

A Funeral Service for Marie will be held at 6:30pm on Tuesday, January 26th at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W Paradise Dr West Bend) with Fr Richard Stoffel presiding. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 4:00pm until 6:15pm at the funeral home. Burial will be at New St Peter Cemetery.

Memorials to the Kathy Hospice are appreciated.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 | 4:00pm - 6:15pm
    When
    Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 4:00pm - 6:15pm
    Location
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
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  • Funeral Service

    Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 | 6:30pm
    When
    Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 6:30pm
    Location
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    Address
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Fr Richard Stoffel
  • Interment

    Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 | 10:00am
    When
    Wednesday, January 27th, 2021 10:00am
    Location
    New St. Peter Cemetery
    Address
    Address Not Available
    WI

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Carolyn Valancy

Posted at 05:31pm
Our deepest sympathies to the Rate Family during this difficult time.
We are so sorry for your loss.
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Jocelyn, Brad & August

Posted at 04:33pm
We are so sorry to hear about Marie and are thinking of you during this difficult time. We are sending all of our love.
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Posted at 12:48pm
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