Lynn Rathsack Obituary, Death – Rathsack, a resident of Manitowoc, Wisconsin, passed away at the Aurora BayCare Medical Center in Green Bay on Tuesday.  Rathsack, whose parents Victor and Lila (Kubatski) Mrotek passed away, was born on August 20, 1939, in the city of Manitowoc. She completed her high school education at Lincoln High School and received her diploma in 1957. At St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Manitowoc, Wisconsin, on June 23, 1962, she wed Joseph A. Rathsack, and the ceremony took place in the United States. He passed away on April 7, 2014, two days before she did.

After working for the Mirro company for a significant amount of time, Rathsack was proud to call herself a Mirro Hero. In the days before computers, she also worked as a data entry key punch operator for Aluminum Specialty and Data Exchange. This was before the advent of computers. She loved spending time with her Alzheimer’s patients at the Adult Day Care where she volunteered. From 2003 to 2020, Rathsack served as the leader and co-facilitator of the Parkinson’s Support Group in Manitowoc.

She was responsible for providing care for all of the families who attended the meetings. Rathsack was a member of the St. Francis of Assisi Parish and thoroughly enjoyed her time spent volunteering with the St. Clare’s Society at the rummage and bake sales. She had been a member of the Lincoln Park Zoological Society for many years and was also a volunteer there. She took great pleasure in assisting guests at the various special events, and for her efforts, the society presented her with a volunteer appreciation award.

Everyone who stopped by or drove by admired Joe and Vicki’s flower gardens, which they had established during the course of their marriage. She participated in a variety of card games and was a dedicated player of sheepshead. It was her favorite thing to do to pay a visit to her many friend circles and have lunch with them. Her capacity to connect with others and create a sense of belonging among friends and acquaintances will live on in infamy, as will her hilarious sense of humor, which was capable of making everyone laugh.

As evidenced by the longevity of her connection with Rita Novak, once you were her friend, you remained so for the rest of your life. “Grandma Bear” was known throughout the community as the cat woman who would take in any strays that happened to wander into her land. Her legacy will live on in each of the people whose lives she has influenced throughout the years.

Those who survive her include her son Jim Rathsack (Lynne Dzuba), Manitowoc; her daughters Judi (Kevin) McNulty, Royersford, PA; and Vicki Lynn Rathsack, Manitowoc; her three grandchildren: Jake Rathsack, Manitowoc; Raven (Nico) Camp, Durham, NC; and Blake McNulty, Royersford, PA; the extended Holschbach/Hartman families of Newton

Rathsack ‘s parents, Victor and Lila Mrotek, as well as her husband, Joseph Rathsack, as well as her in-laws, Ben and Anna (Watska) Rathsack, as well as her brothers and sisters-in-law, Charlotte and Melvin Landt, Marilyn and Joe Rader, Don and Barbara Rathsack, Alvin and Veda Rathsack, and Jack Schneider, all passed away before she did. She will be reunited with numerous members of her family as well as friends who have preceded her to the next life.