Jeffrey G. (Baker) Rathe, 53 of Sioux City IA

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Jeffrey G. (Baker) Rathe, 53 of Sioux City, died Saturday, July 5, 2014 at his residence.


Memorial services will held 7 pm Friday, July 11, 2014 at Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ, with visitation following the service. Arrangements are under the direction of Waterbury Funeral Service of Sergeant Bluff. Online condolences may be sent to


Jeffrey was born on March 14, 1961 in Sioux City, the son of Elden and Betty (Porter) Baker. He graduated in 1979 from East High School. Jeffrey worked at various restaurants across the country. In 2004, he moved from Green Cove, Florida back to Sioux City. He was most recently employed as a cashier at Gordman’s, retiring due to his health.


Jeffrey enjoyed gardening, fishing and taking care of animals. His hobby was cooking. Jeffrey was a member of the Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ.


Jeffrey is survived by his husband Robert; his mother, Betty Wieck of Sioux City; his daughter April Schultz of Sioux City; son David Thompson of Jacksonville, FL; his brother, Elden Baker of Sioux City and his sister, Rhonda Gill of Williamsburg, KY; and 3 grandchildren, Elizabeth Schultz, Troy Pokett and Kyle Jaqua.


He was preceded in death by his father, one sister, Beverly Pence and a brother who died in infancy.


Memorials may be made to Mayflower Congregational United Church of Christ in Jeffrey’s memory.

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