Paul W. Rateike

Paul W. Rateike, 87, a  resident of Hainesville, passed away Thursday, January 10, 2019 at Journeycare Hospice in Barrington, IL.  He was born on August 8, 1931 in Palatine, IL to Paul and Anna Rateike.  Paul was a veteran having served for the US Army and worked for over 40 years as a plumber with Union #130.   He was a devoted member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Mt. Prospect until becoming a member of Lord of Glory Lutheran Church in Grayslake since moving to Hainesville.  Paul is survived by his children John Rateike and Susan (Jeff) Gately, his grandchildren Allison and Jake Gately and his many nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, Kay, his son Scott, and his brother and 4 sisters.  Friends of the family may visit at Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030 on Friday, January 18, 2019 from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m.  The funeral service will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2019 at Lord of Glory Lutheran Church, 607 W. Belvidere Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030 at 10:00 a.m.  Interment will follow at Evergreen Cemetery in Barrington.  In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to the Lutheran Church Charities Comfort K-9 3020 Milwaukee Ave. Northbrook, IL 60062.  For information, please call (847) 223-8122, visit www.strangfuneral.org or see our facebook page.

2 Responses to Paul W. Rateike

  • Dr Norman Mills says:

    Spent a great amount of time with Uncle Paul on Grandpa’s farm when I was a boy. It was fun to
    tease him about his girl friend Kay. They did take me on one of their dates and it was the first time I
    went to a movie theater. He was always ready to help and did much of the plumbing in our house.
    I lived on the farm with my mother when my dad was in the service and I am sure he had to try and
    watch me at times. Needless to say I loved the man. God bless Uncle Paul !!!

    • Susan Gately says:

      I love hearing these stories. He didn’t talk about a lot of his past or boyhood. He was always so quiet and my mom was the one who knew all the information. Thanks for sharing!