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Wayne Rathke

December 21, 1954 — September 28, 2017

Wayne David Rathke, age 62, of Alexandria, died Thursday, September 28, 2017 at his home.

Wayne was born December 21, 1954, at Steven’s County Memorial Hospital to Alvin and June Rathke. He was baptized and confirmed at Aeneas Lutheran Church of rural Kensington, Minnesota. Wayne graduated from Hoffman High School in 1973 and continued his education at Alexandria Technical School. He resided in Alexandria after school until the time of his death.

Wayne is survived by his mother, June Rathke of Barrett Care Center; brother, Warren (Delores) of Morris; niece Laurie (Mark) Torkelson; two great nephews, Cody and Chase Torkelson; best friends, Connie and Terry, Bernie and numerous other friends. Wayne was preceded in death by his father, Alvin.

A Memorial Gathering will take place from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM on Sunday, October 1, 2017 at Messiah Lutheran Church, Hoffman.

Arrangements by Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Hoffman

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