M. Rathermel, 78, of 1532 Whitrock Ave., Wisconsin Rapids,
died Friday, Feb. 4, 2011, at Arborview Court Care Center in
Funeral services will be held at 11
a.m. Tuesday at Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Nekoosa. The
Rev. Delbert Rossin will officiate. Burial will be in
Riverside Cemetery in Nekoosa with military rites by
Wisconsin Rapids American Legion Post No. 442. Friends may
call from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Monday at
Home in Nekoosa; and from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Tuesday at the
Glenn was born Aug. 31, 1932, in Big
Flats, to Alva and Jane (Sherman) Rathermel. He served in
the U.S. Army from 1953 until 1955 during the Korean War.
Glenn married Donna Droste on Aug. 22, 1959, at Bethlehem
Lutheran Church in Nekoosa.
Glenn attended Wood County Normal
and Stevens Point State University. He obtained his
administrative credits from Winona State University. Glenn
was a teacher and principal in Babcock for two years and at
Adams-Friendship Area Schools for 34 years, retiring in
Glenn was a member of the Nekoosa
Lions Club, Adams-Friendship Retired Teachers, Wisconsin
Rapids Retired Teachers Association, Nekoosa Library Board
and Bethlehem Lutheran and Lakes Area Christian Fellowship
Churches. His interests included traveling, music,
gardening, camping and the great outdoors.
Survivors include his wife, Donna
Rathermel of Wisconsin Rapids; one son, Jeffery Rathermel of
St. Paul, Minn.; two sisters, Clare Harder of Marquette,
Mich.; brothers-in-law, Lester Kouba of Nekoosa and Glenn
(Lois) Leach of Wisconsin Rapids; sisters-in-law, Loretta
(Virgil) Holz of Nekoosa, Irene Rathermel of Friendship,
Alice (Tom) Roundy of Baraboo, Gloria Drosta of Wisconsin
Rapids and Donna Johnson of Hancock; and much-loved nieces,
nephews, cousins and special friends.
Glenn was preceded in death by his
parents; two brothers, Francis and James; sister, Georgia
Kouba; brothers-in-law, Art Harder, Eugene Drosta and Alvin
Droste; and sisters-in-law, Grace Droste and Cathy Drosta.
The Rathermel family would like to
thank Pastor Rossin and Marlene, Glenn's wonderful
caregivers over the past four years and the support from
family and friends.