Jerry Lynn Rathmel was born February 21, 1955 in Iowa City, Iowa the son of Sam and Cora Rathmel and Carolyn J. (Wells) Mather.
He was raised in Iowa City and graduated from Iowa City West High School. While in high school, Jerry was a standout athlete and played football, basketball and baseball. He then attended Morningside College. Jerry served in the United States Army and following his discharge he returned to Iowa City. In 1983 he moved to Knoxville, Iowa.
Jerry passed away on Friday, February 3, 2017 at his home at the age of 61 years.
He was preceded in death by his father, Samuel E. Rathmel and his sister, Cheryl.
He is survived by his mother, Carolyn Mather of Lone Tree, Iowa; step-mother, Cora Rathmel of Mesa, Arizona; brother, Gary of Atlanta, Georgia; sister, Cindy of Anchorage, Alaska and many other family members and friends.
Jerry has been cremated and no services are planned at this time. Burial will be in Oakridge Cemetery in West Liberty, Iowa at a later date.
Published on February 21, 2017