Scott Stephen Rathman

Scott Stephen Rathman

Father Scott was born July 14, 1936, in Billings, Montana, to Dr. Omer and Alma Rathman. He attended the University of Montana, and later served in the U.S. Army in Germany. He received his BA in history at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Scott taught elementary school in California before attending Episcopal Divinity School and receiving his Master of Divinity. He was ordained to the Episcopal priesthood and served parishes in Montana, Arizona, Nebraska, Iowa and Alaska before retiring to Council Bluffs, Iowa in 2004. Fr. Scott is survived by his wife of 51 years, Diane, sons; Scott M. (Debbie), and David (Crystal), son-in-law; Christian Bradley, grandchildren; Mykael, Scott H. (Tiffany), Daniel (Steffany), Tina Flott (Zachary), Sophia, Cody, Kaitlyn, Jacob and Beau, great grandchildren; Evelyn and Amelia, brother; Frank (Marilyn) niece; Susan (Mike) Stempel. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister; Mary, son; Stephen Phillips and daughter; Kristen Rathman Bradley. Scott enjoyed life as a parish priest, especially weddings and baptisms, cherishing the memories of 47 years of ministry. He touched many lives in every community he served. The years spent in Alaska were a special time for him, and he has considered himself a true Alaskan soul. His last years have been spent in the company of his beloved family, church and dear friends; Betty, Carol, Barb Jacki, Rich and Mollie. Visitation with the family will be Tuesday from 6-8 at Hoy-Kilnoski Funeral Home. The funeral service is 11:00 am on Wednesday at St. Pauls Episcopal Church, 22 Dillman Drive, in Council Bluffs with the Rev. Canon Glenn Rankin as officiant. His ashes will be interred at a later date. Memorials may be made to St. Pauls Episcopal Church or the Hospice with Heart.
July 14, 1936 - June 27, 201407/14/193606/27/2014
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Father Scott was born July 14, 1936, in Billings, Montana, to Dr. Omer and Alma Rathman. He attended the University of Montana, and later served in the U.S. Army in Germany. He received his BA in history at the University of the South, Sewanee, Tennessee. Scott taught elementary school in California before attending Episcopal Divinity School and receiving his Master of Divinity. He was ordained to the Episcopal priesthood and served parishes in Montana, Arizona, Nebraska, Iowa and Alaska be...

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