Terrance “Terry” William Rathgeber found peace on April 21. Terry was born July 24, 1948, in Alton to parents William “Bill” and Vivian (Boker) Rathgeber who named him after St. Louis Cardinal great Terry Moore.
Terry is survived by his wife of over fifty years, Judy (Whitby) Rathgeber who he met at Carlinville Community High School. Additionally, he is survived by his sister, Linda (Marty) Baker of Mabelvale, Arkansas; in-laws Janet (Whitby) Feldman and Tom Feldman of Scottsdale, Arizona and Julie Whitby Koller and Orion Koller-Faloon of Belleville; and four nephews.
Terry spent his childhood on the family farm until he attended the University of Illinois and received a Bachelor’s of Science in Agricultural Communications. His lifelong appreciation for agriculture grew into a hobby as he became a Master Gardener and Master Naturalist later in life. Terry also received a Master’s in journalism at Illinois which further developed his knack for storytelling.