Richard J. Ratermann

BREESE — Richard J. Ratermann, 92, of Breese, born September 16, 1922, in Breese, to the late Henry and Catherine, nee Feltrop, Ratermann, died Monday, September 7, 2015, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Breese.

Mr. Ratermann was a self-employed grain farmer. He was a member of St. Dominic Catholic Church and Men’s Sodality, 72 year member and was the last living charger member fo the Breese Knights of Columbus Council 2869, 4th Degree Bishop Althoff Assembly, and the Clinton County Farm Bureau.

Surviving is a sister, Olivia Landmann and husband Orville, of Highland; brother, Henry F. “Bud” Ratermann and wife Verna, of Breese; sister-in-law Rita Ratermann, of Breese; brother-in-law Virgil Ripperda, of Trenton; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by siblings, Sylvester Ratermann and wife Mary Louise, Alfred Ratermann, Ralph Ratermann, Melvin Ratermann, Florentine Ripperda, Agnes Detmer, and husband Ted, Alvina Voss and husband Victor, and Jerry Ratermann.

Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday, September 10, 2015, at St. Dominic Catholic Church in Breese, with Fr. Patrick Peter officiating. Interment will follow in St. Dominic/St. Augustine Cemetery in Breese.

Visitation will be from 6 until 8 p.m. Wednesday, and again from 9:30 until 10:45 a.m. Thursday, at Moss Funeral Home in Breese.

Memorials may be made to St. Dominic Church and will be received at the funeral home.

The Breese Knights of Columbus, and Bishop Althoff 4th Degree Assembly will hold services at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

Expressions of sympathy may be sent to