Marie T. Rumelhart, 77, West Point, Iowa, passed away at 8:56 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at her daughter Diana Foy’s home in Fort Madison, Iowa.
Born August 17, 1936 in Sebeka, Minnesota, the daughter of Henry and Mary (Friedel) Braith. On May 15, 1956 she married Dareld Lee Rumelhart in Bluegrass, Minnesota. They were happily married for fifty four and a half years before he preceded her in death on November 13, 2010.
Survivors include her two sons Gary (Kathy) Rumelhart of New London, Iowa and Jeffrey (June) Rumelhart of Elkhart, Iowa, three daughters Diana Foy of Fort Madison, Iowa, Donna (Larry) Rhum of Pearl, Mississippi and Jeanette (Rick) Mansheim of Fort Madison, Iowa, one very special son-in-law Joe Rapisardo of Fenton, Missouri, three brothers Henry Braith of Bovey, Minnesota, Al (Carol) Braith of New Prague, Minnesota and John (Ruth) Braith of Waldron, Arkansas, one sister Martha Hinds of Carlisle, Iowa, eighteen grandchildren and twenty four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, husband Dareld, one son David Rumelhart, one daughter Mary Rapisardo, one grandson Christopher, one great-granddaughter Faith, one sister Tina (Tappe) Braith and one brother Frank Braith.
Marie was a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church in West Point and the Altar and Rosary Society of the Church. She loved to play her guitar to Bluegrass music and go to Bluegrass festivals with family and friends. She also loved flowers, gardening, camping, fishing, animals, and birds. Marie adored all her family and friends and left behind her companion (her dog Happy).
Friends may call after 2:00 p.m. on Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point, Iowa where the family will meet with friends from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. that evening.
A Celebration of Life Service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 10, 2014 at the Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point with Father Dennis Hoffman officiating.
Burial will be in the Calvary Cemetery in West Point.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the P.A.W. Animal Shelter. A can of dog or cat food donated at her funeral for P.A.W. Animal Shelter would be greatly appreciated.
Schmitz-Lynk Funeral Home in West Point is assisting the family with arrangements.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.schmitzlynkfuneralhome.com