Rathbun Sr., Walter L., Saginaw, Michigan


Beloved husband, father and grandfather passed away Thursday, July 4, 2013 at Hoyt Nursing and Rehab Centre. Age 99 years. The son of the late Dean and Marion (LaLonde) Rathbun, Walter was born March 5, 1914 in Paw Paw, Michigan. He was previously married to Rosalie Mae Plank. He later married Margaret L. Meisel, his loving wife of 23 years, on April 27, 1990. She passed away July 4, 2013 too. Walter was employed by C&O Railroad for 14 years, the U.S. Postal Service for five years and did maintenance work at First Assembly of God. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge. While a resident at Hoyt, Walter enjoyed his time spent in “the gentlemen’s club”. Surviving are four sons, one daughter and their spouses, Walter and Debra Rathbun, Saginaw; Jacquelyn and Gordon Berg, Saginaw; Thomas and Linda Rathbun, Saginaw; Pastor James and Karen Rathbun, Saginaw; Dean and Mary Rathbun, Frederick, Michigan; 20 grandchildren; 24 great-grandchildren; eight great-great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews. Walter was preceded in death by a granddaughter, a great-grandson and by three sisters and two brothers, Bernice Crinzi, Margaret Faunce, Dorothy Faunce, Charles and Robert Swain. Walter’s family extends their gratitude and appreciation to Hoyt Nursing & Rehab Centre and to Hospice Advantage for the loving care he was given. Funeral service will take place on Monday, July 8, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Road (between Shattuck and McCarty). Walter’s son, Pastor James Rathbun, will officiate with entombment in Oakwood Mausoleum. Friends may call at the funeral home where the family will be present on Sunday from 1:00-5:00 p.m. and on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until time of service. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to the Hoyt Nursing & Rehab Centre Gentlemen’s Club or Hospice Advantage. www.snowfuneralhome.net