July 20, 2013
Echo E. Rathbun of Cadillac passed away Saturday morning, July 20, 2013 at her home. She was 80. Echo was born May 29, 1933 in Lake City, Michigan to John R. and Jeanne L. (King) Long and they preceded her in death. On February 13, 1954 in LaGrange, Indiana she married Harry A. Rathbun and he preceded her in death on February 12, 2008. Echo retired from Michigan Bell after working there for over 30 years. She enjoyed going to the casino, playing bingo and loved her grandchildren. Echo and her husband Harry enjoyed spending their winters in Laughlin, Nevada for many years. She is survived by her daughters: Jeanne Ingraham of Cadillac, Janet (John) Reitman of Virginia Beach, VA and Jerri (Chris) Coates of Kent City, MI; son in law, Mike (Liz) Haysmer of Logan, OH; eight grandchildren: Jason Haysmer, Harry (Jenny) Haysmer, Charlie (Sherrie) Ingraham, Lesa (Evan) Storms, Zach Reitman, Zane Reitman, Nicole Coates and Jared Coates; five great grandchildren: Stephanie and Kobe Ingraham and Jade, Jasmine and Jordan Storms; a brother, John (Donna) Long of Cadillac; sisters: Patt Bennett of Lake City, Jackie Dahlby of Indianapolis, IN, Marilyn (Dave) Minor of Cadillac and Jan (Chuck) Calkins of North Carolina and many nieces and nephews. In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by a brother, Gerald Long, a sister, Janell Burch; a daughter, Julie Haysmer and a son in law, Paul Ingraham. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, July 23, 2013 at the Peterson Funeral Home in Cadillac with Reverend Kenneth Vanderwest officiating. Friends may meet the family Monday from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Funeral Home. Burial will take place at Lake City Cemetery in Missaukee County. Memorial contributions may be made to Mercy Hospice or the American Cancer Society. An online guestbook is available at www.petersonfh.com.
Echo E. Rathbun of Cadillac passed away Saturday morning, July 20, 2013 at her home. She was 80. Echo was born May 29, 1933 in Lake City, Michigan to John R. and Jeanne L. (King) Long and they preceded her in death. On February 13, 1954 in LaGrange,... View Obituary & Service Information
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