Ratkovich, Eli [IV] |1980-2013|

East Liverpool Review
[East Liverpool, Columbiana County, Ohio]
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
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Eli “Zeke” Ratkovich IV, 33

NEGLEY-Eli “Zeke” Ratkovich IV, 33, of Negley, passed away Saturday, May 4, 2013.

He was born March 9, 1980 in Weirton, W.Va. He was a son of Eli “Butch” Ratkovich III of Negley and Lori Fisher Kirtley of Columbiana.

Zeke graduated in 1998 from East Palestine High School and was a Fitter for Reichard Industries.

He was preceded in death by a sister, Tracey Rae Ratkovich; paternal grandmother, Ruth Ratkovich and a maternal grandfather, Harvey Fisher.

Beside his parents, he is survived by his wife, Jessica Davis Ratkovich of Ohio; three sisters, Heather (Jesse) Burroughs of Ohioville, Kalin Ratkovich of Negley and Anastasia Kirtley of Columbiana; a brother, Jacob Ratkovich of Negley; nieces and nephews, Brooke, Kylie, Tyler and Adalee; paternal grandfather, Eli Ratkovich Jr. of Industry; maternal grandmother, Betty L. Fisher of Chester, and by many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

Visitation will be held on Wednesday from 2-4 and 6-8 p.m., at the Nixon Funeral Home in Newell, with funeral service at 1 p.m. on Thursday, May 9, 2013.

Burial will follow at Shadow Lawn Memory Gardens, Newell, WV.


*Contributed By: Jackson Edward Wilson*