Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Joseph M. Rattinger
July 21, 1925 - January 30, 2017 (Age 91)
Johnson Creek, WI
Service: February 4, 2017
Joseph M. Rattinger
Joseph M. Rattinger, age 91, formerly of Chicago and Muscoda WI, passed away on Monday, January 30, 2017 at his home in Johnson Creek.
Visitation will be held on Saturday, February 4, 2017 from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. at the Hafemeister Funeral Home in Watertown, WI. Immediately following the visitation, a service will be held with Rev. Michael Schempf officiating. Military Rites will be conducted following the service. Burial will take place at Memory Gardens in Arlington Heights, IL at a later date. Memorials, if desired, would be appreciated to Rainbow Hospice in Johnson Creek. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown will be serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Joseph Michael Rattinger was born on July 21, 1925 in Chicago, the son of Joseph and Mary (nee Berg) Rattinger. Joe served in the United States Navy in the Pacific, Northern Africa and the Philippines during World War II. On August 25, 1951, he was united in marriage to Phyllis Johnson in Lakeville, MN. He was employed as an elevator constructor for 37 years for the International Union of Elevator Constructors Local 2, before retiring in 1989. He was a member of Muscoda American Legion and Boscobel VFW. Joe was gentle, kind and caring with a wonderful sense of humor. He enjoyed fishing, sports and most importantly being with his loving wife, family and friends.
Joe is survived by his wife of 65 years, Phyllis Rattinger; three children, Michael (Pamela) Rattinger of Chicago, IL; Kerry (Angela) Rattinger of Fruitport, MI and Richard (Crystal Fischer) Rattinger of Johnson Creek; two grandchildren, Tina Rattinger and Ryan Rattinger, both of Chicago as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Albert Rattinger and sister, Elizabeth Malew.
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