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Cyril R. Rathbun


Tue, Jun 3rd, 2014
Posted in Spring Valley Obituaries

Cyril R. Rathbun, age 86, of Spring Valley, Minn. died Saturday, May 31, 2014, at the Grand Meadow Care Center in Grand Meadow, Minn.

Cyril Roy Rathbun was born September 5, 1927 in Washington, Minn. to Perry and Minnie (Forrester) Rathbun. He attended school through the 8th grade and joined the United States Navy serving in the Seabees during WWII. He was stationed in Okinawa, Japan. After his discharge he returned to the area and was united in marriage to Rosella Mae Smith Riddle on May 19, 1947. After their marriage they farmed in the Spring Valley and Chatfield area. Cyril also drove truck for OA Stocke of Rochester and for Kark Rendering until retiring in 1988.

Cyril was a member of the Stewartville American Legion.

He is survived by his wife of 67 years, Rosella Rathbun of Grand Meadow, 8 children; Joan (Loren) Lex of Spring Valley, Robert (Alita) Rathbun of Huron, SD, Cyril Charles (Audrey) Rathbun of Rochester, Minn., Steven (Vicki) Rathbun of Rochester, Cyrilla (Michael) Trende of Preston, Minn., Christine Fieck of Spring Valley, Julia (Ron) Harris of Stewartville, Minn. and Michael (Bridget Eversman) of Pine Island, Minn., 12 grandchildren, 21 great-grandchildren, 1 step great grandchild, 3 great-great grandchildren, 3 step great-great grandchildren and 1 brother Duwayne Rathbun of Brooksfield, MO.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a son Eugene Riddle, great-grandson Mitchell Kujath, 4 brothers and 3 sisters.

Memorial services for Cyril Rathbun will be held 11 a.m. on Wednesday June 4, 2014 at the American Legion Post #0164 in Stewartville with the Rev Cory Moss officiating. Visitation will be held for 1 hour prior to the service on Wednesday at the American Legion Club.

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