Born February 3, 1927 in Rochester, New York, he was the son of the late Walter Rathke and Hilda Wright Rathke. He was a Navy veteran and worked for a telephone company. Tom was a coin collector and enjoyed working on his farm.
Tom is survived by his beloved wife, Jurai Rathke of Liberty, KY.
Cremation rites were honored by McKinney-Brown Funeral Home in Liberty, KY. No services will be held.
Arrangements entrusted to McKinney-Brown Funeral Home with guestbook available online at