|Birth: ||May 1, 1895|
|Death: ||Jul. 17, 1977|
Walter O. Rathke
Funeral services for Walter O. Rathke who died Sunday at Heritage Nursing Home were held Tuesday in Port Washington.
Mr. Rathke, 82, had resided at 232 S. Webster St., Port Washington. He was born on May 1, 1895 to the late William and Elsie Ahlers Rathke in the Town of Grafton.
He married Elsie Ewig on May 10, 1919. She died in 1973.
Mr. Rathke owned and operated the Port Truck Line until his retirement in 1960. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church.
He is survived by his son Clifford (June) Rathke, Port Washington; brothers Reine, Lake Alfred, Fla., and Emil, Grafton; two sisters, Mrs. Alma Groth, Cedarburg and Mrs. Elisa Laabs, Manitowoc; fivegrandchildren and one great grandchild, as well as sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and other relatives and friends.
Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Poole Funeral Home, Port Washington, with the Rev. John Sueflow officiating. Burial was at Union Cemetery, Port Washington.
Memorials may be given to the Bethesda Lutheran Home.
The Port Washington Herald, Thursday, Jul 21, 1977
William Rathke (1856 - 1937)
Elise Ahlers Rathke (1862 - 1951)
Elsie A Ewig Rathke (1896 - 1973)*
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Record added: May 18, 2012
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