November 27, 2021

Marilyn Kay Nikirk Rathsman

Marilyn Kay Nikirk Rathsman


Marilyn Kay (Nikirk) Rathsman, 81, formerly of Columbus passed away Friday November 19, 2021 at Greenwood Village South in Greenwood.

Marilyn was born in Oolitic, Indiana July 28, 1940 the daughter of Isaac M. and Ida Ethel New Nikirk. She married Everett L. Rathsman, Jr. March 11, 1967 in Bedford, he preceded her in death May 25, 2018.

She attended Indiana University and retired as a Probate Para Legal from the Law Office of Richard Enyon. She attended First Lutheran Church of Columbus and was a member of Bible Study Fellowship. She enjoyed reading, cooking and loved to work.

She is survived by her daughter, Tanya (Phillip) Pongracz of Indianapolis; grandchildren, Abigail (Wyatt) Bowles of Altus, Oklahoma and Adam Pongracz of Indianapolis; sisters, Elsie Webb of Oolitic and Betty (Kenny) Speer of Oolitic; brother, Mike (Kim) Nikirk of Kodak, Tennessee; sister-in-law, Cara Jeffries of Columbus.

She was preceded in death by parents; husband; brothers, Warren, Walter, Wendell and Jerry Nikirk.

A funeral service was conducted at First Lutheran Church Tuesday, November 23, 2020, at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Larry Isbell officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 p.m. to service time Tuesday at the Church. Burial will follow at Garland Brook Cemetery. Online condolences may sent to the family at Memorials may be made to Our Hospice South Central Indiana.

Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street in serving the Rathsman family.

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