August 21, 1935 – May 4, 2018
Tryus Marie Rathjen was born August 21, 1935 to Glenn and Elizabeth (Haberman) Martin in David City, Neb. On May 23, 1953, Tryus was united in marriage to Duane Rathjen at Immanuel Lutheran Church in rural Rising City, Nebraska. Tryus worked at Ben Franklin as a clerk and framer for 27 years. She was also a housewife and enjoyed taking care of her family. Tryus was a member of St. John Lutheran Church and a volunteer at Lied Senior Center. She is survived by her son, Phillip (Valerie) Rathjen; daughter, Phyllis (Steve) McCown; daughter-in-law, Justeen Rathjen; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Cyril) Roulet, Heather Breaux; sister, Lois Onsantowski. Tryus was preceded in death by her husband, Duane Rathjen; parents, Glenn and Elizabeth Martin; sons, Randy Rathjen, Raymond Rathjen, Mark Rathjen; sisters, Doris Rodriguez, Betty (Tom) Birkel; brother-in-law, Rollin Onsantowski.