Elizabeth Rathbun

Elizabeth Rathbun, 94, of Waupun, died Wednesday, February
4, 2015 at Marvin’s Manor in Waupun.


Elizabeth was born July 26, 1920 in Waupun the daughter of
Arthur and Alma Learned.  She graduated from
Waupun High
in 1937 and from Methodist Hospital School of Nursing
in Madison in
1941. She also attended Wayne State University
in Detroit. She
worked as a staff nurse at Wisconsin General in Madison,
and at Highland Park General in Michigan.
She met Milton Rathbun in Highland
, MI
and they married
in 1947. In 1952 they moved to Waupun where she worked as a private duty nurse,
and later as an office nurse and retired in 1982. Following retirement she and
Milton traveled extensively in the U.S. and overseas.


Elizabeth is survived by a
step-son, Charles Rathbun of Nebraska; a daughter-in-law, Patricia Rathbun of Idaho;
a son, Richard Rathbun of Madison; two daughters: Tori (Terry) Beske of Waupun
and Lisa (David) Mischler of Waupun; five granddaughters: Kristen (Brian)
Binyon, Tara (Jonathan) Meester, Kayla (Joshua) Gierach, Hailey Mischler, and Callie
Mischler; a grandson, Darin (Libby) Beske; two great-grandsons, Benjamin and
Jayce; a great-granddaughter, Abigail; sisters-in-law, Muriel Mercer and
Marietta Rathbun; and nieces and nephews.


She was preceded in death by
her husband, Milton in 1996; her parents; a sister, Irene Christiansen; a
niece, Kayla Christiansen; and brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law.


Family graveside services
will be held later in the Spring.


Werner-Harmsen Funeral Home of
Waupun and staff are serving the family. 
Please visit our website at www.wernerharmsenfuneralhome.com for further
information and to send condolences.