Mary Marguerite "TUTS" Rahrig, 101, of Van Wert passed away at 11:25 PM on December 19, 2019 at Hearth & Home at Van Wert. She was born on April 18, 1918 in, Washington Township, to the late Arnold Mathias and Mary Elizabeth (Ruen) Nagel.
Tuts worked for many years in the sewing room of Marsh Foundation. She was a longtime member of St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church where she was active in the Rosary and Alter Society. Tuts also volunteered her time to making and serving the church funeral meals.
She also enjoyed sewing, knitting, playing cards and being able to live life on her farm for as long as she did..
She is survived by her sons: David (Kathryn) Rahrig of Galena, OH; Steven (Becky) Rahrig of Van Wert; Russell (Ginger) Rahrig of Van Wert; brother, James Falke of Springfield, OH; 9 grandchildren; 18 great grandchildren; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents, Tuts was preceded in death by her husband, Harlan Rahrig, who died in 1964; five bothers and two sisters.
Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 AM, Monday, December 23, 2019 at St. Mary of the Assumption Catholic Church with Father Stanley Szybka, celebrant. Interment will follow in Woodland Cemetery, Van Wert.
The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 PM on Sunday, December 22, 2019 at Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home 722 S. Washington St. Van Wert, OH 45891.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Tuts' memory may be sent to St. Mary's Catholic School or the church.
To share in Mary's online memorial, please www.alspachgearhart.com.
Arrangements entrusted to Alspach-Gearhart Funeral Home & Crematory, 722 S Washington Street, Van Wert, OH 45891.
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