may be made to the American Cancer Society, 4215 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108
Robert "Bob" Joseph Rath Jr, age 62, of DeSoto entered into eternal rest Wednesday, January 04, 2017 at Mercy Jefferson Hospital. Bob retired as a Laborer of 36 years at Perkins Contracting, was a member of the Local 110 and Mississippi River Eagles of Crystal City, he liked hunting and helping others; his most favorite thing in the world was to cut, chop, and burn wood. Born November 26, 1954 in St. Louis, Missouri to Robert J. Rath Sr. of Potosi and the late Patricia (Roscoe) Rath.
Survived by his loving wife Beverly J. (Huskey) Rath of DeSoto, MO; daughter: Dana (Steve) Nelson of Arnold, MO, Jamie (Brad Barner) Rath of Arnold, MO, Deanna (Adam) Smith of Broken Arrow, OK; brother, Mike (Shelley) Rath of Cadet, MO; sisters: Connie (Tom) Warden of Cadet, MO, Karen (the late Bob) Warden of Potosi, MO, Carol (Don) Belfield of Belgrade, MO, Jody (Ron) Messey of Potosi, MO, Janet (Alan) Hayes of Cadet, MO and three grandchildren.
In addition to his mother, he is preceded in death by his son Damon Paul Dees and brother-in-law Bob Warden.