Edward C. Rathbun, 74, of Oak Park Estates, Granville died at 11:50 p.m. Oct. 12, 2009, in St. Francis Medical Center, Peoria.

Services will be at 11 a.m. Friday in Zion United Church of Christ, Peru. The Rev. Gary Stillwell will officiate. Burial will be at Peru City Cemetery.

Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Thursday in Hurst Funeral Home, La Salle, and from 10 a.m. Friday until time of services in the church.

Mr. Rathbun was born Nov. 14, 1934, in Peru to Clifford and Elsie (Koehler) Rathbun.

He worked at the Igloo in Peru for 16½ years, Denler's Food Center for 27 years and Illinois Valley Food Center for 10 years. He was a member of Zion United Church of Christ.

Survivors are one brother, Kenneth Rathbun of Granville; nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and seven brothers.

Memorials may be directed to his church or to Lighted Way.

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