Ted Dickey West Funeral Home

7990 President George Bush, Dallas, TX


William Allen Rathgeber

December 16, 1946September 7, 2020

William Allen Rathgeber, age 73, of Dallas, Texas passed away on Monday night, September 7, 2020 at his residence in Dallas.

Bill was born on December 16, 1946 in DuBois, Pennsylvania.

Cremation Rites will be accorded.

Bill proudly served his country in the United States Air Force.

Ted Dickey West Funeral Home in Dallas, Texas has charge of arrangements.


No public services are scheduled at this time. Receive a notification when services are updated.


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David Rathgeber

September 19, 2020


Rest now after your long courageous battle.

I couldn't have had a better big brother. Your achievements, compassion, intelligence, athletic ability, love of family, and officership set my life goals which I woefully failed to meet.

I'll miss you on this earth but I shall always love you while carrying our shared memories in my heart until we meet again.


Sandra Gray

September 17, 2020

Rest in Peace Bill.

Mike Patrick

September 16, 2020

I worked with Bill on several projects at Rockwell Collins. He was very knowledgeable and conscientious. No matter what the task, he approached it with gusto. He and I made several business trips. It was always comforting to know that Bill had my back (just as I had his). He was so dedicated to his family and scouting. I remember looking out the second-floor window at work and see him hiking with a full pack getting ready for Philmont in the blistering Texas heat. He was an asset to the company and a good friend as well. Our prayers for his family as they mourn his loss.

Perry Garrett

September 16, 2020

Bill epitomized the character as an Officer and a Gentlemen. Worked with and traveled a lot with Bill. Played a lot of golf with Bill I always enjoyed the time I spent with him. I will miss him.

Linda Bunch

September 16, 2020

Oh man! So sad to hear this. Was just thinking about Bill the other day intending to reach out and check in with him. Was lucky enough to work many years along side of Bill as his Subcontracts Program Manager. His mentorship and Leadership not only made me a better Program Manager with my suppliers, but a better person overall. Cathy, so sorry for your loss. He will be sorely missed. Rest In Peace Bill. When you reach those Heavenly gates, please tell Mike Hi for me and that I still miss him so.

Nelsie Petersen

September 16, 2020

Our lives are richer for having known Bill.

John Cunningham

September 14, 2020

Bill and I worked together for many years. I will never forget the good times we had traveling together or the hours we spent trying to resolve problems at work. He set a great example as a family man and contributed much time and energy to the youth in his community. He will be sorely missed. Much love to Cathy and his family.

Mike Reisinger

September 13, 2020

Bill and I did many things together in Boy Scouts, Troop 1001. His older son, Brian is an Eagle from the troop. We staffed many district training events together, ALT, BAT, and Comparees. Bill did such a good jobs with the scouts and adults.

Lorraine Culbertson

September 12, 2020

Bill and I worked together for many years. He was a good man and I enjoyed working with him. The world is a sadder place without Bill and his humor, but a better place because he was here. Prayers for his family as this is mighty loss..Rest in peace Bill!

Pam Melton

September 11, 2020

Cathy and family, I am sorry for your loss. Bill was a great person. I ran into him at the Plano library quite often when the boys were young. He treated his family very well and I will never forget him. May God grant you peace.


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