Wanda Rathje


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Posted Online: March 05, 2013, 7:39 pm
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Wanda Lois Rathje, 93, of Davenport, died March 4, 2013, at Genesis East, Davenport.
Visitation is 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Runge, Davenport. Services are private. Burial is at Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery.
Wanda was born Sept. 24, 1919. She married Gilbert L. "Gib" Rathje Oct. 29, 1943. He died in 1989.
Survivors include her sons, Larry, Davenport, James (Karen), Bettendorf, Randall (Susan), Davenport, and Eugene, Ottumwa, Iowa; and grandchildren, Charles and Katherine Rathje, both of Davenport.












 



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