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William E “Bill” Rathgaber Jr.

Funeral services for William E “Bill” Rathgaber Jr., 49, of Pataskala, were held July 2, 2019, in the Hebron Church of the Nazarene.

Bill passed away at his home on Friday evening, June 28, 2019, following an extended illness. He was born in Columbus, on August 1, 1969, the son of William E. and Nancy (VanMeter) Rathgaber Sr. who survive.

He was a graduate of Watkins Memorial High School, Class of 1987, and was an outstanding baseball player. He also enjoyed fishing on his bass boat.

He is survived by his loving family: his parents; his sister, Nancy; his aunts and uncles, Bob & Christie, Georgia & Jack, Raymona, Shirley and Linda; his god-brother, Travis; his four god children, Raeanne, Haley, Travis, Alex; numerous cousins; his longtime friend, Ern Sayre; and his canine companion, Shadow.

In addition to his grandparents; he was preceded in death by two uncles. William VanMeter and Larry Capps; and cousins, Larry Capps Jr. and Karen Kneice.

The family prefers that memorials be directed to the Hebron Church of the Nazarene, P.O. Box 1466, Hebron, Ohio 43025.

Hoskinson Funeral and Cremation Service, Kirkersville, is honored to care for Bill and his family.

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