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Paul Ratashak

Posted July 24, 2013 in Obituaries, Urbandale, West Des Moines

October 31, 1954 – July 23, 2013

Paul Ratashak

Paul Ratashak

Paul Lee Ratashak, 58, died on Tuesday, July 23, 2013, at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, Iowa.

Memorial visitation will be held from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, July 25, at Iles Funeral Homes-Westover Chapel. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 26, at Covenant Christian Church, 2700 72nd Street in Urbandale. Private family burial will take place at a later date.

Paul was born on October 31, 1954, in Salina, Kansas to Max and Carolyn (Marshall) Ratashak. He graduated from Drake University. He married Marsha Ratashak on September 5, 1981, at the Covenant Christian Church, of which he was a member. During Paul’s years of employment, he worked in retail sales and insurance.

Paul loved spending time with his family and will be missed by his wife of 31 years, Marsha Ratashak; children, Elgin Roland, Jeffrey Ratashak, and Rachel Ratashak; granddaughter, Elissa Roland, all of Des Moines; mother, Carolyn Ratashak and sister, MaryAnn Clark, both of Urbandale; and two nieces. He was preceded in death by his father, Max Harold Ratashak; sister, Debbie Ratashak; and an infant brother, Russell.

Memorial contributions may be made to JDRF or the Covenant Christian Church. Online condolences may be shared at


Information provided by:
Iles Funeral Homes
Westover Chapel
6337 Hickman Road
Des Moines, IA 50322

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