Halee Denise Rathgeber
1996 - 2017
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Halee Denise Rathgeber

Newburgh, Ind.

Halee Denise Rathgeber, 20, of Newburgh, IN was tragically taken on Monday, April 24th. She was born on December 3rd, 1996 at St. Mary's Hospital in Evansville, IN to Tharon Rathgeber and Heather Raber-Collins.

Halee graduated in the top of her class from Castle High School with Honors in 2015. She was a two-time recipient of the Presidential award and a member of the National Honor Society. Halee was a second year Nursing student at the University of Southern Indiana and was on the Dean's list every semester she attended USI. Halee's dream of becoming a nurse came from a life-threatening blood disorder, which resulted in a coma, and from that she had the desire to become a nurse and help others from the help she received during that time.

Halee took pride in her work in the community with the Veterans Administration and St. Mary's Hospital. Halee spent her high school years working for Donut Bank in Newburgh, and during her time in college, she enjoyed working with her Texas Roadhouse family. The biggest part of her heart belonged to her love for her two sisters, Emilee and Kylee Rathgeber. She was their leader and role model and they will be forever lost without her but will carry on in her honor. Her immense love for her aunt Cheri and uncle Harlan changed their lives and they will forever be broken. In her spare time, Halee devoted herself to helping friends and family in any way she could.

Halee had an infectious smile that would light up a room, and a caring heart that was unmatched. She lived by the motto of "love everyone…for no reason at all." Her determination and strength was obvious to everyone that knew her. Even though Halee spent a lot of her time working, she took great pride in her schoolwork as well. To her, failure was never an option.

Halee is preceded in death by her paternal great-grandfather, Del "Papa" Blaylock; her grandfather, Victor McHenry; her grandfather, Ralph Morris, her great-grandmother, Thelma Blaylock; her great-grandfather, Pete Driskell; her great-grandfather, George Raber; her great-grandmother, Vallie Raber; her great-uncle, Gene (Beverly) Blaylock; and other special family members.

She is survived by her father and stepmother, Tharon and Lisa Rathgeber; her mother and partner, Heather Collins and Marty Fisher; her sisters Emilee and Kylee Rathgeber; her stepbrothers and stepsister, Clint Davis, Sierra (Jake) Tison, Cameron and Jordan Fisher; her nephew Levi Tison; her special aunt and uncle, Cheri and Harlan Schroeder; her grandparents, Cindy McHenry, Timothy and Sara Raber, Lynn Morris, Ron and Sharon Pullum; her great-grandmother, Shirley Driskell; her aunt, Shelly La Rue (BJ); her uncle, Scott Pullum (Lorie). Special love goes out to her uncle Buck and Jamie, who was always there from the very beginning, they always made those special days, extra special. As well as many other aunts, uncles, and cousins.

A public celebration of the life of our special princess will be Sunday, April 30th, from 3:30 to 8:00 p.m., at Crossroads Christian Church on Outer Lincoln Avenue in Newburgh, IN. A private funeral service will be held Monday morning.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Halee for her sisters, Emilee and Kylee's college fund at Field & Main Bank on Burkhardt Road. Halee will forever be in the hearts of family and friends. She helped change the world without letting the world change her.

Arrangements are in the care of Titzer Family Funeral Homes, Simpson Chapel, 510 W. Jennings St., Newburgh, IN, (812) 853-8314. Sympathy wishes to the family may be shared at www.titzerfuneralhomes.com.

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Published in Courier Press from Apr. 28 to Apr. 29, 2017.
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January 20, 2021
As you celebrate the remembrance of Halee, my thoughts and prayers are with you all today.
Roseanna Schnabel
January 19, 2021
RIP young girl. I saw your story on Investigation Discovery in Belgium. May God bless you.
Patrick Petit
April 22, 2020
She had such a beautiful smile. I know she's shining down on us.
Layne McCroy
August 18, 2019
Just sending thoughts and prayers to the family from the UK. RIP xx
Jane Bamford
June 29, 2019
RIP sweet girl
Darryl Oswalt
April 24, 2019
The Halee Rathgeber Family,
Halee was a beautiful young lady, so wrongfully taken from you.
My thoughts and prayers are with all of you, as you celebrate the remembrance of your beloved Halee.

Roseanna Schnabel
March 22, 2019
My thoughts and prayers go out to you. With the anniversary of her death coming up, I am sure it is no easier today than it was 2 years ago. What a beautiful soul Halee was!
Jennifer Ayers
February 20, 2019
She was a light in the world. She continues to shine her light on her loved ones from above. She will be forever missed.
Maya McCroy
October 1, 2018
I am sorry for your loss the world lost a good person person.
Shania Hernandez
May 1, 2017
Halee. Our little sugar glider girl , we will always remember you !!!!!!
Stephen , Samantha. Kaitlyn Newman
May 1, 2017
This photo is a double rainbow I wanted to post in memory of Halee
Voneece Little
May 1, 2017
Your light will never go out in the house of God.
Dr. Voneece Little
April 30, 2017
I never got to meet Halee but knew her dad very well. He was a great father as well as a great friend. All my prayers are with the family. Hang in there Tharon and I will help anyway I can. Promise!
Mark Albright
April 30, 2017
Halee you planned every get together
Christy Blakeslee
April 30, 2017
Donut bank Christmas party
Christy Blakeslee
April 29, 2017
April 29, 2017
Halee was a very sweet and kind girl always had a smile on her face. She will always be my best friend and. My deepeset condolences to her family and friends
April 28, 2017
Our sincere and heartfelt thought's are with Halee's family at this sad and tragic time.We are so deeply sorry for your loss.
Bruce and Roseanna Schnabel
Bruce and Roseanna Schnabel
April 28, 2017
Thoughts and prayers to Halee's friends & family.
Kathi Baker
April 28, 2017
My deepest sympathy for the family. I didn't know Halee but I know she was loved by her grandparents and the entire Pullum family. So sorry for your loss. My prayer are with you during this very tragic time of your life.
Loretta Smith
April 28, 2017
My thoughts and Prayers are with the family. Grandmother Lynn has been a friend of ours for over 40 years. Fly high sweet girl you will be in our hearts forever . Doc and Jessie Waters
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