Maynard Rathai, 1934-2016

Published 10:01 am Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Funeral services for Maynard John Rathai of Albert Lea will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Bonnerup Funeral Service in Albert Lea. The Rev. Dale Tupper will officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Calvary Cemetery in New Richland.

Maynard died Monday, June 6, 2016, at Mayo Cinic Health System in Albert Lea. He was 82.

Maynard Rathai

Maynard Rathai

Maynard was born May 19, 1934, in Wells, the son of Vincent and Anna (Veloske) Rathai. He graduated from high school in Minnesota Lake and lived most of his life in Mankato. He had been employed for over 24 years at Minnesota Automotive “MICO” in Mankato.

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Maynard was a member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Mankato and most recently at St. Casimir’s Catholic Church in Wells. Maynard was one of the few survivors of the polio epidemic in Minnesota Lake back in the 1940s. In his free time he enjoyed hunting and fishing.

Survivors include one son, Curtis (Leah) Rathai, of Lake Crystal; six grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; sister, Delores Stencel of Albert Lea; and niece, Kimberly Stencel of Albert Lea. He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Marvin Rathai; and one sister, Everald Sailor.