James D. Rath, Jr, 60, of Chillicothe, died at 12:50 a.m. March 15, 2017 at Comfort House in Pella, IA. James will be cremated and a memorial service and burial will be at a later date.
He was born August 10, 1956 in Ottumwa, IA to James D. and Evelyn (Hill) Rath.
For the majority of his adulthood he traveled the country fixing hydraulic jacks for a living. He enjoyed fishing and mushroom hunting.
James is survived by his children Joel (Cassandra) Rath and daughters, Makeinzie and Jayah all of Chillicothe and Shelly (Frank III) Forney and sons Frankie all of Ottumwa and Ronnie of Iowa City; three sisters Linda (Bob) Kelley Eklofe, Brenda (Jeff Oakley) Kendrick of Ottumwa and Patricia (Michael) Colliflower of Sanford, FL along with several nephews.
He was proceeded in death by his parents and a stepfather James Kendrick.
Published on  March 17, 2017