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Donald A. Rathel

January 11, 1935 - September 11, 2013
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Donald A. Rathel, Sr., died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday September 16, 2013 in the chapel of Striffler-Hamby, 3770 Hwy 431 N., Phenix City, AL with Rev. Brad McDaniel officiating. Burial with U.S. Navy honors will follow in Lakeview Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 3:00pm until 5:00pm at the funeral home. Mr. Rathel was born January 11, 1935 in Crenshaw County, Alabama. He is the son of the late Fletcher Costin and Dovie Mitchell Rathel. He served in the U.S. Navy, was a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Church and was...
Donald A. Rathel, Sr., died Wednesday, September 11, 2013 surrounded by his family. Funeral services will be held 2:00 P.M. Monday September 16, 2013 in the chapel of Striffler-Hamby, 3770 Hwy 431 N., Phenix City, AL with Rev. Brad McDaniel officiating. Burial with U.S. Navy honors will follow in Lakeview Memory Gardens. The family will receive friends Sunday evening from 3:00pm until 5:00pm at the funeral home.
Mr. Rathel was born January 11, 1935 in Crenshaw County, Alabama. He is the son of the late Fletcher Costin and Dovie Mitchell Rathel. He served in the U.S. Navy, was a member of New Beginnings Fellowship Church and was retired from Golden Flake Snack Foods. Other than his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Emma Jo Rathel, brothers, Ben Rathel and Denford Rathel and his son-in-law, Steve Studds.
Survivors include his sons, Donald A. Rathel, Jr. and wife Judy, Mike Rathel and daughter Alicia Studds all of Phenix City, AL, brothers, Burnie Rathel of Dozier, AL, Dwight Rathel of Red Level, AL, sisters, Dorothy Dean of Dozier, AL, Florence Watkins of Andalusia, AL, numerous grandchildren, great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.
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"Family, Don was one of my cherished friends at Golden Flake. I will always remember many memories of our Golden Flake days. He was one of a kind. I knew Ms...." Freeda Elliott Wainwright (Moody, AL)

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