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Monday, December 31, 2012

BO/RW/RC Capt. Bud Raithel

~ IN MEMORY ~
Bonanza/RW/RC Capt. Wilburn Julius ‘Bud’ Raithel
December 2, 1920 ~ December 29, 2012
 
We received word last evening that early Bonanza/AirWest/Hughes/
Republic pilot Captain Wilburn Julius ‘Bud’ Raithel was found deceased in his home yesterday. He was 92 years of age at the time of his passing. Captain Raithel’s passing comes on the heels of his wife Dorothy’s death on December 5th. Services for Dorothy were held December 11th. Captain Raithel’s services will be held Thursday, January 3rd, with visitation the evening prior. The Raithels had most recently resided at 115 S. Horizon Circle , Prescott AZ 86303-5658. Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home in Prescott AZ was entrusted with all arrangements. To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home website at http://www.ruffnerwakelin.com/

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Name: Capt. W. J. Bud Raithel
Birth date: December 2, 1920
Death date: December 29, 2012

Obituary: W. J. “Bud” Raithel, 92, of Prescott, AZ died at home December 29, 2012 in Prescott, AZ. He was born December 2, 1920 in Cole County, MO to Martin & Lenora (Simmons) Raithel.

Visitation: 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm on Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home 303 S. Cortez St. Prescott AZ 86303

Service: 11:00 am to 12:00 pm on Thursday, January 3, 2013 at Ruffner Wakelin Funeral Home 303 S. Cortez St. Prescott AZ 86303
 
Cemetery: Mt. View Cemetery 1051 Willow Creek Rd. Prescott Arizona 86301

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~ IN MEMORY ~
Dorothy Mae Raithel, wife of early
Bonanza/AirWest pilot Capt. Bud Raithel
May 28, 1924 ~ December 5, 2012
*Services will be held Tuesday, December 11th, in Prescott AZ.

News has reached us that Dorothy Mae Raithel has passed on at the age
of 88 years. Dorothy is the wife of early Bonanza/AirWest/Hughes/
Republic pilot Captain Wilburn Julius ‘Bud’ Raithel. Having married
on November 7, 1942, Dorothy and Bud recently celebrated their 70th
wedding anniversary. Born December 2, 1920, Captain Raithel
celebrated his 92nd birthday just prior to Dorothy’s passing.

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit the funeral home
Survived by her husband, personal condolences
may be sent to the Captain at 115 S Horizon Circle ,
Prescott AZ 86303-5658 ..... Home (928) 445-8762

1 comment:

  1. I always looked forward to a flight with Bud. We hunted together, argued regulations, and generally had a good ol time. He was a great guy and a good pilot. We kept up with each other over the years and I had just talked to him before Christmas. I'll catch up with ya someday Bud... I am sad.
    RF Jeppesen
    ftjeppesen@yahoo.com

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