RATHBUN – Fred Hughs Rathbun aged 73 of Lowell went to be with our Lord on March 5 2008. He is best remembered for his punny sense of humor his nickname Old Coot, and his quick smile. He also enjoyed Detroit Tigers games Nascar races stamp collecting and working puzzles. Fred was preceded in death by his parents Stanley and Alta Rathbun; his brother Thomas Rathbun; and his brother and sister-in-law John and Bernice Rathbun. He is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Beatrice; his son James and Ivette(Rivera) Rathbun; his son Joseph and Dianna Rathbun; his sister-in-law Marie Rathbun; and several nieces nephews and cousins. Mass of Christian burial will be at 11 a.m. March 10th at St Mary’s Church 402 Amity St., Lowell with Rev George Fekete officiating. Interment St. Mary’s Cemetery. Rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Sunday. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. at the Roth-Gerst Funeral Home 305 N. Hudson St., Lowell. In celebration of Fred’s life and in lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to the Assisted Breathing Center Fund of Metro Health. Please make checks payable to Metro Health Fund 5900 Byron Center Ave. SW Wyoming MI 49519.