Catherine M. Rahl, 84, formerly of Seymour Township and Altoona, passed away Sunday, Dec. 15, 2019, in hospice care at the Augusta Health and Rehabilitation.
Catherine May Rahl, daughter of Ernest and Margaret (Kriesel) Stephan was born March 17, 1935, in the Town of Brunswick, Eau Claire County. She was baptized and confirmed at St. James Lutheran Church in Fall Creek. From the time she was a baby and until she was old enough to attend school she was raised in Poskin, Wisconsin. She then moved back to the Augusta area where she attended the Dells Country School. Following her education and before her marriage she worked for various families taking care of their children. Catherine was united in marriage to Shirley Mildon Rahl on Jan. 12, 1953, in St. Paul, Minnesota. The couple lived most of their married life on their farm in Seymour Township, rural Cadott.For 30 years they ran Rahl Upholstery Company and Catherine also raised feeder pigs. For several years Catherine taught an upholstery class at Chippewa Valley Technical College. After her husband passed away on May 21, 1982, she remained on the farm until moving to her apartment in Altoona in 2003. Catherine spent many enjoyable hours fishing, watching and feeding the birds.
Catherine is survived by several nieces and nephews. In addition to her husband she was preceded in death by her siblings, Mabel in infancy, Richard, Benny, Harold, Anton, and James Stephan, Freida Schultz, Emma Van Dalsen, Martha Bender, Jessie Lipke and Doris Staffon.
A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 7, 2020, at the Anderson Funeral Home in Augusta, where memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home.
Burial will be in the spring in Zion Lutheran Cemetery, rural Fall Creek.
Online condolences can be left at www.andersonfhaugusta.com