Richard Rathke Obituary

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Richard A Rathke

December 16, 1949 - February 12, 2013
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Richard A Rathke, 63, Poplar Grove, departed his earthly life Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Born December 16, 1949, the proud son of Eugene, and Polly (Young) Rathke in Elkhart, Indiana. On November 6, 1987, he married the love of his life, Ardele (Anderson) Rathke. Richard worked for Imperial Components for 30 years and Atlas for 5. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Loves Park, a committee member of Candlewick Lake, and a member of the Loyal Order of The Moose. Richard leaves to cherish his memory, his wife; parents; sisters, Bev and Barb Rathke; son, Daniel (Billie) Swatek; daughters, Maricka, April, and Wendy;...
Richard A Rathke, 63, Poplar Grove, departed his earthly life Tuesday, February 12, 2013. Born December 16, 1949, the proud son of Eugene, and Polly (Young) Rathke in Elkhart, Indiana.
On November 6, 1987, he married the love of his life, Ardele (Anderson) Rathke.
Richard worked for Imperial Components for 30 years and Atlas for 5. He was a faithful member of First Baptist Church of Loves Park, a committee member of Candlewick Lake, and a member of the Loyal Order of The Moose.
Richard leaves to cherish his memory, his wife; parents; sisters, Bev and Barb Rathke; son, Daniel (Billie) Swatek; daughters, Maricka, April, and Wendy; grandchildren, Sophia, Josie, Courtney, Brock, Olivia; and several loving friends.
Funeral service 10:30 a.m. Saturday February 16, 2013, at First Baptist Church, 718 Harlem Rd, Machesney Park, IL 61115, . Pastor Larry Wells officiating. Visitation 9:30 till the time of service. Interment 2 p.m. at Mt. Emblem Cemetery, 520 E Grand Ave, Elmhurst, IL 60126. Online condolences may be submitted at www.sunsetfhmemgardens.com

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