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Mark Francis Rathz

September 20, 1958 ~ December 31, 2019 (age 61)


Mark Francis Rathz, 61, of Indianapolis passed away on December 31, 2019.

Mark was born to the late Ernest and Frances Rathz in Indianapolis , Indiana .

He worked as a machinist for Hurco Industries, Inc. for many years. He then
worked for Melaun Industries, Inc. where he retired as president.

Mark will be remembered most for his love of animals, friends and family.
He enjoyed bowling, learning about and using computers, spending time with
his dogs and performing random acts of kindness. Mark will be remembered
for being a kind, old soul and the world is certainly a little darker without him.

Left behind to miss his corny jokes and cherish his memory are his five siblings,
Ernest Rathz Jr. of Indianapolis , In., Teresa Satterfield ( Gary ) of Indianapolis , In.,
Julie Crawford of Indianapolis , In., Lisa Montgomery of Indianapolis , In.,
Jeanne ( Sidney ) Blazek of Greenwood, In. and his numerous beloved nieces and nephews, both here and gone. He will also be missed by his many neighbors who him came to love and care for.

He is proceeded in death by his parents and by his Sister, Sharon Frermann.

A gathering to commemorate and celebrate the life of Mark Rathz will be held on
January 9, 2020 from 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Jessen Funeral Home, Whiteland Chapel
(729 N. US Hwy. 31, Whiteland , Indiana 46184) .

In lieu of flowers as a way of honoring Mark’s love of animals, the family has
requested that donations be directed to the Human Society of Indianapolis or
any other animal shelter of the donor’s choice.

Arrangements have been entrusted to Jessen Funeral Home – Whiteland Chapel.

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Celebration of Life Gathering
January 9, 2020

6:30 PM to 8:00 PM
Jessen Funeral Home-Whiteland
729 HWY 31
Whiteland, IN 46184