Calvin Jay Rathke, of Fort Worth, went to be with his Lord and Savior Sept. 10, 2020, He was born Nov. 17, 1933, in Taylor.
He proudly served his country by enlisting in The United States Air Force.
Calvin was a funny guy with a great personality. He loved his family and his career at Bell Helicopter for over 40 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Alfred Sr. and Helen Rathke of Taylor; his wife, Nancy Rathke; and his brothers, Alfred Rathke Jr, Walter (Shorty) Rathke and Vernon Rathke.
Calvin is survived by his sisters, Joyce Sakewitz and Joyleen Doss; his sons, Robert Rathke and wife Sandra, Ronald Rathke and wife Kelly, Richard Rathke, Randall Rathke and wife Liliana; daughter, Patricia Isaack; his stepchildren, James Bauereisen, Michael Isaack and Billy Isaack; and grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
There will be a celebration of life Nov. 7, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the American Legion Hall Graham D Luhn Post 39, 1310 Sycamore St. in Taylor.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that any donations be made to any local Animal Shelter as Calvin loved his four-legged friends.