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Visitation

St. Leo Catholic Church
Friday November 17th, 2017
4:00pm

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St. Leo Catholic Church
Saturday November 18th, 2017
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St. Leo Catholic Church
Saturday November 18th, 2017
2:00pm

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Joseph Francis Rader

Joseph Francis Rader was born on April 11, 1936, in St. Leo, MN, to Anton and Cecilia (Skrypek) Rader. He grew up in St. Leo. On July 10, 1965, he was united in marriage to Hilaria Kopka. The couple made their home and raised their family on a hobby farm near Clarkfield. Joe worked as a Caterpillar Driver for McLaughlin & Schulz Road Construction for more than 45 years. He was a very hard worker. For the last three years, the couple has been living in Marshall. Joe was an active grandfather and loved spending time with the grandkids. He enjoyed following their activities and together they enjoyed reading books, coloring pictures, playing cards and board games. Joe also enjoyed the outdoors and fishing. Joe died on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, at the Avera Morningside Heights Care Center in Marshall. He is survived by his wife, Hilaria, of Marshall, son Bruce (and Susan) Rader of Plymouth, grandsons Matt and Luke, daughter Rose (and Tom) Reisdorfer of Adrian, grandchildren Jason and Katie, daughter Pam (and Grant) Johnson of Chaska, grandson Joe, brother Lawrence (and Marly) Rader of St. Leo and sister Sr. Rosemary of St. Paul, many nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents and 10 siblings.

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We want to express our sympathy and let you know that our thoughts and prayers are with you. When my daughter died I found great comfort in Revelation 21:3, 4 He will swallow death forever, and the Sovereign Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces. and Isaiah 25:8. He wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore. The former things have passed away. May your beautiful memories of happy times spent together strengthen and you during this difficult time.

Kenneth Nov 16 2017 11:52 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Joseph Rader

Patty Rader Nov 16 2017 7:59 AM

In loving remembrance of my Uncle Joe!! Tell my Dad (AL) hello when you reach the Pearly Gates!!!!

Patty Rader Nov 16 2017 7:59 AM