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Richard "Dick" Rathbun Obituary

Richard "Dick" Raymond Rathbun

September 16, 1926 - March 30, 2017
Born in Ord, Nebraska
Resided in Salinas, CA
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Richard "Dick" Raymond Rathbun 90, passed away peacefully on Thursday March 30, 2017, at his home in Salinas. Richard R. Rathbun was born on September 16, 1926 in Ord, Nebraska to Melvin J. Rathbun and Elsie V. Haught.
Dick was raised in Ord, Nebraska and after graduation entered the Army eventually being stationed at Fort Ord in Monterey. Upon leaving the service and after a brief farming venture with his brother Tracy; Dick married Roberta A. Stoddard on June 5, 1948, and subsequently moved to Salinas.
In Salinas Dick began working at Cornell Tractor early in 1949, eventually becoming Pringle Tractor Company where he worked and eventually became the president and general manager of from 1979 to 2003.
Dick was active in the Salinas community serving as a member of the Elks Lodge, and Rotary. Dick was an avid golfer and longtime member of Salinas Golf and Country Club.
Dick is preceded in death by his wife Roberta, parents, and sister Genevieve, and brother Tracy.
Dick is survived by his son, Hugh Rathbun and daughter, Cindy Lumsden as well as granddaughter Julie Lumsden, grandsons Chris and, wife Kelly Rathbun, and Michael Rathbun, Bruce and wife Rebecca Lumsden.
Private Family Service will be held.
The family would like to extend their gratitude to the doctors and in particular Dr. Marc Lieberman and In Home Care for their compassion and services.




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Struve and Laporte Funeral Home
41 West San Luis Street
Salinas, CA US 93901