Lawrence “Larry” Anthony Rathai, age 95, of Mankato passed away on Monday, August 16, 2021. Private funeral service will be held at Mankato Mortuary on Monday, August 23, 2021. Burial will be in Medo Central Cemetery with military honors. Lawrence was born at home to Joseph and Mary (Dusa) Rathai on March 7, 1926 in Pemberton, Minnesota. He served in the Air Force, and was honorably discharged in 1945. Lawrence was a lifetime member of the American Legion Post 475 – St. Clair. Lawrence married Evelyn “Evie” Shaw on October 21, 1947, and together they had one son, Gary. He worked for 40+ years for George Carlstrom Construction. Lawrence enjoyed feeding the birds in his yard, riding his 3 wheeled bicycle, and most of all spending time with his family. Lawrence is survived by his son, Gary (Brenda) Rathai; grandchildren, Terra (Brad) Ranum, and Anthony Rathai; great-grandchildren, Sawyer, and Zola Ranum; sisters, Marie Stepple, and Angeline (Francis) Schultz; brother-in-law, Randy Shaw. He was preceded in death by his wife; parents; sisters, Clara Stencel, Bernice Trimbo, and Audrey Rathai; brothers, Louie, Eugene, and Dominic. The family would like to thank Lawrence’s wonderful neighbors for being the best neighbors ever. In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to St. Jude’s Hospital, or to the Disabled American Veterans Charity.
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