Jane Margaret Rathsack

September 25, 1937October 8, 2020

COLUMBIA - Jane Margaret Rathsack, age 83, entered her savior’s kingdom on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at home while she was sleeping. Her final wish was granted.

Jane was born on September 25, 1937 in Manitowoc to the late Joseph Boucher and Gladys Meyer. She was married to Louis R. Rathsack, also of Manitowoc. He preceded her in death on April 13, 2018.

Survivors include Jane’s three sons, Richard, Theodore and Thomas; one daughter, Louise; thirteen grandchildren, Adam, Jerrod, Jenni, Jake, Brooke, Donny, Jamie, Brent, Lynn, Kathi, Tessa, Kerri and Ali; three daughters-in-law, Debbie, Susan and Holly; four great-grandchildren, Zoey Jean, Sadie Taylor, Mackenzie, and Emmaline; seven sisters-in-law, Pat, Karen, Mary, Clarice, Katie, Sheryl, and Barb; three brothers-in-law, John, Gerald and Wynn; also, nieces, nephews, cousins, other relatives and friends. Jane was preceded in death by her only sibling, Nola Arle.

Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 31, 2020 at St. John Neumann Catholic Church, 100 Polo Road, Columbia, SC 29923. Please visit Dunbar Funeral Home Website at to leave memories, condolences and instructions on how to send flowers.

In lieu of flowers, a donation to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, Jane’s favorite charity can be made.

The family would like to extend their gratitude to all of our family and friends for all of their continued thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. Your support means so much to us. A special thank you to Kenny Mobley at Dunbar Funeral Home for their care.


31 October

Memorial Service

11:00 am

St John Neumann Catholic Church

100 Polo Road
Columbia, South Carolina 29223


Jane Margaret Rathsack

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Frances Albrecht

October 15, 2020

I will miss all the fun we had at the pool, birthday lunches, and when Jane and I wore our hats at the tea parties. She was so kind to invite John and I to dinner for one of her special dishes.

lisa cowles

October 13, 2020

Strong Strong Lady. 🙏 RIP

Neil (Mac) and Renee McDougall

October 12, 2020

Dear Rathsack family, we were saddened to learn of your mom's
passing. What a wonderful, funny and genuine person she was.
I worked on the fire dept. with your dad for many years and also
would like to send our sympathies on his loss as well. We are
thinking of you all! Please stay safe and healthy. Mac and Renee

Elaine Schultz

October 11, 2020

Fond memory of a great visit with Jane in Manitowoc. July 2018 .
Elaine Schultz
Carlsbad, CA

Sue Rathsack

October 11, 2020

All I can say is...I hit the mother-in-law lottery with Jane. She was like another mother to me. I know you are at peace with Jesus and enjoying watching over us with Lou. I will miss and love you forever.

Elaine Schultz

October 11, 2020

Dear Rathsack Family ,
I was deeply saddened to read of Jane passing.
She was a dear friend while attending Manitowoc Teachers College.
I am so grateful having a wonderful conversation with her a few short weeks ago . She always has been a special friend and always enjoyed our conversations about our family and world events. However we never did solve any issues !!!
She will be deeply missed .....
I know she is beautiful angel .
Thoughts and prayers .
Elaine Rohde Schultz

Jenni Rathsack

October 11, 2020

Sweet grandma Jane. I still don’t feel like we lost you this week. You were an incredible grandma. From countless visits to and from Florida and Wisconsin, to golf cart drives to Walmart/drinking our daily sangria and eating lots of chocolate when together, there’s nobody else I’d rather have wanted to share those memories with. I surely lucked out getting to be your granddaughter. I hope you and grandpa are happily kicking it back up there, care free and loving each other. I strive to have a love story like yours. I will be thankful today and every day from here on out that you and grandpa decided to be my forever guardian angels. I’ll never forget you telling me you’re proud of me and love to see me happy being the woman I’ve become the last time I saw you. You’ll always be with me, and I’ll always be with you. I love you. ❤️

Louise Conway

October 10, 2020

My lasting memories of Mom are simple: a hard working, passionate figure of strength who never waned in her support or love of her family, and who soldiered on, even when times were tough. There was a lot of love in my mom’s life. Even though she is gone now I know that her legacy will live on in all of us. She was an incredible mother who inspired everyone who knew her. Goodbyes are only for those who love with their eyes. Because for those who love with heart and soul there is no such thing as separation. Mom, your memory will live on in all of our hearts forever 😘

Richard Rathsack

October 9, 2020

I love you mom. I will miss your love and guidance. I am so happy that you are now in the safe and peaceful hands of your savior and his father. You will be missed more than you will ever know.

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