Services will be held Friday for Klaus Rathke, for many years a leading figure in Utah's German-American community and a 30-year employee of Standard Optical, where he managed 13 stores.
Rathke died April 23 at a Holladay care center. His funeral will take place at noon at Larkin Sunset Lawn, 2340 E. 1300 South, in Salt Lake City. Friends may call there from 11 to 11:45 a.m.
Born in Berlin in 1934, Rathke's home was destroyed during World War II, forcing his family to flee to Hanover. They emigrated to Utah in 1952, joining relatives who had come here in 1928.