Michael E. Rathke
- August 9, 1972 - February 20, 2012
- Shawano, Wisconsin
of Michael's Passing
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“Always here for u Luke. Love u ....nickie
1 of 8 | Posted by: nickie novitzke - eland, WI
“Luke and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. Your family, one by one, is reuniting in a beautiful place... Knowing that may help you deal...Read More »
2 of 8 | Posted by: Sherry Riddle - Merrill, WI
“Luke, I'm so sorry about Mike. If you need anything please let me know. Thinking of you. Emy
3 of 8 | Posted by: Emily Gosnell Forehand - Merrill, WI
“The girls at pro*cuts would like to send deep condolences, Michael was a great loyal customer to us, always so polite and open on discussions, always...Read More »
4 of 8 | Posted by: pro*cuts - wausau, WI
“Hi, Luke, I am sending my sympathy in regard to Mike's death. The last time I saw him at Office Max, he was very helpful, always so nice. We had fun...Read More »
5 of 8 | Posted by: LIN Kautza - Merrill, WI
“I am sorry for your loss. May god be with your family.
6 of 8 | Posted by: John Guenther - Merrill, WI
“So sorry for your loss. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. Mike was a great guy and will be dearly missed.
7 of 8 | Posted by: Tina and Jared Rusch - Wausau, WI
“Michael was a kind and helpful man. I enjoyed being one of his customers at Office Max and am sorry for your loss.
8 of 8 | Posted by: Holly Lutz - Wausau, WI
Michael Elmer Rathke, 39, Shawano, passed away Monday, February 20, 2012 at Shawano Hospital. He was born on August 9, 1972 in Merrill to the late Ralph & Sharon (Swanson) Rathke. Michael is survived by his brother: Luke, & his wife, Tenille, their children, Billy, Terry, Dominic, Savannah and Jazalyn, of Wausau. Also surviving are aunts & uncles; Teri (Swanson) Jim Grob, Appleton, Marilyn Rathke, Merrill, Ken (Shirley) Rathke, Green Bay, and Phyllis (Joe) Greth, Penn; his special friend, Michelle Nikolay, of Shawano. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother, Mark, and his uncle, Elroy Rathke. Michael loved his nephews and nieces and extended family. He enjoyed the outdoors, camping, hunting, fishing and snowmobiling. His number one sports team was the Packers. Michael was involved in Boy Scouts of America where he achieved the honor of Eagle Scout. He most recently worked as a retail manager at Office Max in Rib Mountain. A Memorial Service will be held 2 PM Sunday, February 26, 2012 at St, Stephen's United Church of Christ. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be given to the Boy Scouts of America, St.Stephen's Church of Merrill or the National Kidney Foundation of Wisconsin. Waid Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.waidfuneral.com.