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Service Details

Visitation:

Saturday, March 24, 2018
10:00 am
Lutheran Church of Hope
925 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa

Service:

Saturday, March 24, 2018
11:00 am
Lutheran Church of Hope
925 Jordan Creek Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa

Disposition:

Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa

Arrangements:

Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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Lori Rathbun Lori Jean Rathbun, 56, passed away peacefully at Mercy Hospice in Johnston on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Services will be held Saturday, March 24, 2018 at Lutheran Church of Hope, 925 Jordan Creek Parkway, West Des Moines, at 11:00 a.m. with visitation one hour prior.

Lori was born October 29, 1961 in Sioux City, IA to Loren and Charlene (Olson) Johnson. She graduated from Urbandale High School and went on to attend Grandview College. She was granted her Master’s degree in Hospital Administration from Des Moines University in 2013. Lori met the love of her life, Rick, and they married on June 4, 1983. Family was very important to her and she always held a place in her heart for her “Sissies”, the women she played softball with through the years and her biggest supporters.

Work was very important to Lori. Her career spanned over 26 years in the Mercy Network. She worked in Des Moines at Mercy Medical Center and was COO at Mercy in Centerville. She ended her career as CEO of Van Diest Medical Center in 2014. She was very active in sports, especially softball and bike riding. She participated in RAGBRAI for a few years.

She will be greatly missed by her husband, Rick Rathbun; sons, Brett (Ashlee) Rathbun of Denver, CO, and Cole (Shelby) Rathbun of Urbandale, IA; granddaughter, Hadley Rathbun of Denver, CO; siblings, Steve Johnson of the Phillipines, Becky Clark of Stuart, FL, Kim Johnson of West Des Moines, IA, Geri Keller of West Des Moines, IA, and Tim Johnson of Des Moines, IA; and many nieces, nephews, friends, and other family.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Above and Beyond Cancer, The Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, 1915 Grand Ave., Des Moines, IA 50309. Condolences may be expressed online at www.HamiltonsFuneralHome.com.