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Yvonne Renee Rathman (nee Robitaille)

Yvonne Renee Rathman

(nee Robitaille)

Yvonne Renee Rathman (nee Robitaille), 86, of Park Rapids, MN died unexpectedly on January 9, 2018, at CHI St. Joseph's Area Health Services in Park Rapids, MN

Yvonne was born on May 27, 1931 to Joseph and Thelma Robitaille and grew up in Sioux Falls, SD. Her career began at Northwestern Bell as a long -distance operator. She moved to Mpls, MN and became their first woman ESS Foreman. After 30 yrs she retired and moved to Park Rapids, MN. She LOVED living in "God's Country" and made several good friendships which were very important to her.

Yvonne is preceded in death by son, David; parents; sister, Delores Dircks; brother, Joseph Jr. (Robby). She is survived by sisters, Jeanne Vreyens of Apple Valley, MN, Dawn Robitaille of Lexington, KY and sister-in-law Patricia Robitaille of McKinney, Texas, numerous nieces and nephews and her faithful dog, Lee.

She enjoyed spending time entertaining her nieces and nephews, who she thought of as her own children.

Memorials preferred to: Headwaters Animal Shelter, 901 Western Ave S, Park Rapids, MN 56470.

A celebration of life will be held Memorial weekend in Park Rapids, MN.