Richard J. Ratermann, age 92 of Breese, born September 16, 1922 in Breese to the late Henry and Catherine, nee Feltrop, Ratermann, died Monday, September 7, 2015 at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.
Mr. Ratermann was a self employed grain farmer. He was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church and Men’s Sodality, 72 year member and was the last living charter member of the Breese Knights of Columbus Council 2869, 4th Degree Bishop Althoff Assembly, and the Clinton County Farm Bureau.
Surviving is a sister, Olivia Landmann and husband Orville of Highland; a brother, Henry F. “Bud” Ratermann and wife Verna of Breese; a sister-in-law, Rita Ratermann of Breese; a brother-in-law, Virgil Ripperda of Trenton; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Sylvester Ratermann and wife, Mary Louise, Alfred Ratermann, Ralph Ratermann, Melvin Ratermann, Florentine Ripperda, Agnes Detmer and husband Ted, Alvina Voss and husband Victor, and Jerry Ratermann.
Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be Thursday, September 10, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese with Fr. Patrick Peter officiating. Interment will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery, Breese.
Visitation will be Wednesday, September 9, 2015 from 6:00-8:00 p.m. and again on Thursday, September 10, 2015 from 9:30-10:45 a.m. at the Moss Funeral Home in Breese.
Memorials can be made to St. Dominic Church and will be received at the funeral home.
The Breese Knights of Columbus, and Bishop Althoff 4th Degree Assembly will hold services Wednesday at7:30 p.m. at the funeral home.
Moss Funeral Home
535 North 5th
Breese, IL 62230