Irvin M. Rathfelder

Irvin M. Rathfelder

OLD FORT: Irvin M. Rathfelder, 84, of Old Fort, died at 11:20 a.m., Thursday, October 3, 2013 at Valley View Nursing Home in Fremont.

Irvin was born on May 23, 1929 in Fremont, to the late Frank and Florence (Rufty) Rathfelder. Irvin married Mary (Anglemyer) in Angola, IN on January 27, 1951 and she survives.

Survivors include his son, Norman Rathfelder of Bronxville, NY; a daughter, Martha Swander of Tiffin; three grandchildren, Jason Swander, Eric Rathfelder and Kristen Rathfelder, one great-granddaughter, Rylie Swander; a brother, George Rathfelder of Fremont; and a sister, Joanne Rathfelder-Smith.

Irvin retired from the Chrysler Corporation. He was a member of the Old Fort United Methodist Church and the Telephone Pioneers and the Golden Threads at the Fremont Memorial Hospital. Irvin attended Fremont Ross High School. Irvin was a United States Army Veteran serving during Korea.

A graveside service for Irvin will be held at 2:00 p.m., on Monday, October 7, 2013 at the Pleasant Union cemetery in Old Fort. There will be no visitation held at this time.

The Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory in Tiffin is assisting the family with their arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Golden Threads at Fremont Memorial Hospital, the Old Fort United Methodist Church or to the . On-line condolences may be left for the family at

Funeral Home

Engle-Shook Funeral Home and Crematory - Tiffin
135 North Washington Street Tiffin, OH 44883
(419) 447-1221

Published in the News-Messenger on Oct. 5, 2013