Dennis Kather

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Dennis "Ratbag" Kather, 48, of Pine, died March 26, 2004, at his home. He was born Dec. 19, 1955 in Greenville, Pa.

Mr. Kather graduated from Glenbard East High School in Lombard, Ill. He moved to Phoenix in 1979, where he was a draftsman/ architect, retiring in 1997.

He became a full-time resident of Pine in 1998. In 2001 he returned to work, for a couple of years, for Barcom's (NAPA) Auto Parts and Equipment in Payson.

His passion was riding his Harley Davidson. His motto: "Ride fast and take lots of chances."

He is survived by his mother, Martha Kather of Greenville, Pa.; his companion, Cindy Lou Carter of Pine; stepdaughters, Tina Ellis of Scottsdale and Shannon Carter of Glendale; sisters, Darcy Tucci of Erie, Pa. and Marnie Kather of Greenville, Pa.; brother, Todd Kather of Greenville, Pa.; and step-granddaughter, Hannah.

He was preceded in death by his father, Melvin Dale Kather of Greenville, Pa.

A celebration of life will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 3 at the Sportsman's Chalet in Strawberry. Donations toward the celebration of life gathering can be made to the Sportsman's Chalet in Strawberry.

Arrangements by Messinger Payson Funeral Home.

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