Harry Jerome Rahlf

Cemetery Record Information

Full Name: Harry Jerome Rahlf


Birth: May 30, 1918
Death: May 19, 1999
Age: 81
Veteran: US Army, World War II





Harry J. Rahlf, 80, of 753 Water St. Lomira, died Wednesday, May 19, 1999, at St. Agnes Hospital in Fond du Lac.  Harry fought a courageous battle with cancer with his family by his side.was born May 30, 1918, in Milwaukee, the son of William and Mathilda Planiek Rahlf.

On Feb. 27, 1943, she married Marcella Guse in LeRoy.

Mr. Rahlf worked at Ruedebusch Implement of Mayville and was later employed by Fred Rueping Leather Company of Fond du Lac and Barton Products of West Bend.  He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lomira.

He was a veteran of World War II, serving the U.S. Army in France and Germany.  He was a member of the Lomira American Legion Post 347.

He enjoyed fishing, gardening, music, dancing and watching his grandchildren’s’ activities.

Survivors include his wife, Marcella Rahlf, two daughters, Marilyn (William) Ries of Theresa, Karen (Marvin) Raflik of Lomira; one sister, Ruth (Clemens) Schweitzer of St. Anthony; one brother, Lawrence Rahlf of Mosinee, four grandchildren, Tammy Ries, and Jeffery, Angela and Amanda Raflik; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers.

Services:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Monday at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lomira.  The Revs. Vincent B. Holubowicz, Mike Wild and Wayne Barta will officiate.  Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery in Lomira where graveside military rites will be conducted by Lomira American Legion Post 347.

Visitation:  From 5 to 7 p.m. Sunday at Koepsell Funeral Home, Mayville, with a vigil service and rosary at 7 p.m. and from 10 a.m. to the time of services Monday at the church.

What Cancer Can’t Do

Cancer is so limited; it cannot cripple love, it cannot shatter hope, it cannot corrode faith, it cannot cut away peace, it cannot destroy confidence, it cannot kill friendship, it cannot shut out memories, it cannot silence courage, it cannot invade the soul or reduce eternal life, it cannot quench the Spirit, it cannot lessen the power of the resurrection.  Our greatest enemy is not the disease, but despair.

The Reporter (Fond du Lac, Wisconsin)

21 May 1999, Friday,     Page 16


St. Mary’s Cemetery – Lomira, WI

Headstone Location:
Section C row6-9