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James Rader

April 09, 1950 - June 30, 2015

Funeral Mass - Monday

July 06, 2015 10:30 AM

Sts Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo

Prayer Service - Sunday

July 05, 2015

Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo.

Visitation - Sunday

July 05, 2015
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo

Arrangements

Boulger Funeral Home

Tribute Video

James Rader

April 09, 1950 - June 30, 2015

Obituary

Jim C. Rader, 65, Fargo passed away unexpectedly on Tuesday, June 30, 2015 at Sanford Health.

Jim was born April 9, 1950 in Cando, North Dakota to Clifford and Anna (Heisler) Rader. He graduated from Starkweather High School 1968. He graduated from UND in 1972 with a degree in education before pursuing his Master’s degree in Educational Administration from Tri College/NDSU. He taught in Hebron, North Dakota where he met his future wife, Sandi Gegelman. They were married on August 11, 1973 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Dickinson, North Dakota. Jim worked as a High School Principal and coach at Cass Valley North High School in Argusville, North Dakota before purchasing his vending and gaming business, FM Vending and United Music, retiring in 2003. He enjoyed spending his winters with Sandi in Sun City West, Arizona.

Jim took pride in staying active in life. Through the years, Jim developed a passion for hunting, fishing, golfing and playing pickle ball. He was proud of the fact that he had a 4.0 rating in pickle ball even with a knee replacement. Jim was a very talented individual who worked on stained glass and wood working in his spare time. He always loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Jim had a family tradition of taking a vacation every year, most recently to Disney World.

Jim had a tough exterior and appeared to be stern but those who knew him well knew him for his great tenderness and loving kindness.

He is survived by his wife of 41 years, Sandi, Fargo; children, Toni (Chris) Austinson, Fargo, Kelli (Eric) Larson, West Fargo; grandchildren, Devin, Ashlee, Kayla and Cassie; mother, Anna Rader, Devils Lake, ND; sisters, Bernice (Larry) Overby, Lakeville, MN, Charlotte (Curt) Halvorson, Wolford, ND; brother, Rob (Ginny) Rader, Bismarck, ND and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford and brother-in-laws, Larry Gegelman and Randy Gegelman.

Prayer Service: 5:00 P.M. Sunday, July 5, 2015 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo with visitation starting at 4:00 P.M.

Funeral Mass: 10:30 A.M. Monday, July 6, 2015 at Sts. Anne and Joachim Catholic Church, Fargo with visitation starting at 9:30 A.M.

Burial: Holy Cross Cemetery South, Fargo.

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64 responses to “James Rader”

  1. Gary and April Earle says:

    Our deepest sympathy to Sandy and her family.
    Jim will be missed.

  2. Karen & Tom Teichman says:

    Sandi, know that you and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so sorry to learn of Jim’s death. No words can express your loss. Know that you are being lifted up by your SCW friends. God Bless.

  3. Jennifer Voorhees (Arndt) says:

    So sorry for your loss… prayers to your family during this difficult time.

  4. Deanna Wilson says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Prayers will be said for your family. Give your mom a hug. Love you guys

  5. Gail and George Krasean says:

    Sandi-We are so, so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Our hearts are full of good memories of Jim and deep felt sympathy for you and your family. We pray for your complete peace and strength.

  6. Dawn Neumann says:

    Sandi and girls, I am so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I cannot fathom your pain. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  7. Eunice & Clyde Frank says:

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you Sandi and your family. We will be there with you on Sunday and Monday. May God Bless you and your family. We love you.

  8. Jill and Gus Grell says:

    Sandi and Family, we are so very sorry to hear about Jim. You have our deepest sympathy. Hold on the wonderful memories you have of 41 years together. May you find peace and serenity during this very difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

  9. Sandra Badinger says:

    Dearest Sandi and family, please know that I am thinking of you and am so sorry for your loss.

  10. Lisa Schwinden says:

    Sandi,
    We are shocked and saddened to hear of Jim’s passing. Please know your friends at Osgood are thinking of you and your family during this difficult time.

  11. Loren R. Nelson says:

    Jim Rader Family:

    Brother Bob informed me of the unexpected passing of Jim. I have always enjoyed visiting and working with Jim, Bob, mother Anna and father Clifford over the years at the Farm Service Agency in Devils Lake, Both Jim and Bob have been very passionate in helping their parents on the farm and maintaining the farm legacy! This I respected dearly and I know Jim’s parents always appreciated that very much! Rest in Peace Jim as you have been a great servant here in earth!

    Loren R. Nelson – County Executive Director
    Farm Service Agency
    Devils Lake, ND

  12. Penny Heisler Weston (Steve's daughter) says:

    Thinking of you during this hard time. My deepest sympathy.

  13. Jerry Krauth says:

    Deepest sympathy. Our family has many fond memories of being with your family. My dad and I were grateful to be employees of Jim.

  14. Wendy Egli (Kuhn) says:

    Sandi, Rob and Ginny, and family. I was very sad to hear of Jim’s passing. My thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  15. Terri Frelich says:

    Thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  16. Alan says:

    Sandi, sorry to hear about Jim. Just talked to him a couple of times, but he was one of those guys you just liked! Happy for you to spend so much time, have so much fun and share so many adventures with Jim. Your are going to do just fine,because of your strength and your support group. Love, Alynn

  17. Janet Barenberg says:

    Peace and blessings to you, Sandi and all your beautiful family. Seems way too early for Jim to leave but we are not in charge of this. Be blessed with Gods peace that surpasses all understanding. Rest in peace, dear Jim, until we all meet again.

  18. Janet Barenberg says:

    So sorry that Jim left you and all the family so early but we are not in charge of this. May you and all your beautiful family be blessed with Gods peace that surpasses all understanding. Rest in peace Jim until all your family and friends join you. My heart bleeds for you. Sandi, it’s just so hard to let go. May grace and mercy follow you as you continue one day at a time.

  19. Carrie Hendrickson Zubke says:

    So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  20. Larry and Donna Tabert says:

    Sandi and family, we are so sorry to read about the passing of Jim. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    Larry and Donna

  21. Al & Char Rehberg says:

    Sandi and Girls,
    Our deepest sympathies to you and the girls. Keep the good memories with you and find comfort in them. Our prayers go out to you.

  22. Joyce Halee says:

    My heart aches when I think about your loss. Jim was an amazing person to have around, and we are all so lucky to have had him in our lives. I will keep you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  23. Elaine and Ken Christensen says:

    It is with a heavy heart that I am writing and thinking of you, the Rader family. The tribute video of Jim’s life was so very touching and so indicative of the memories your family has shared together and the wonderful person that Jim was. These memories will live on in your hearts forever. We are so very sorry for the loss in your lives and hope that with the grace of God our Heavenly Father you find the strength to make it through this most difficult time.

    Our thoughts, prayers, and sympathy are with you all, along with our love,
    Elaine and Ken Christensen

  24. Elyse & Sy Soffer says:

    Sandi, We are so sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  25. Don and Dianne Schroetlin says:

    Such a shock! We will be thinking about you, Sandy.

  26. Ruth and Fred Forsberg says:

    Dear Sandi and family,

    We are shocked and saddened to hear about your tragic loss. When you return to Sun City West we will be here to help you in any way that we can so please call if there is anything we can do. We are sure that Jim is watching over all of you from Heaven.

    Ruth and Fred Forsberg

  27. Cam and Mavis Rusch says:

    Enjoyed the many years of playing softball with Jim.He was a great friend and will be missed.

  28. Linda Butler says:

    Sandi , Kelli, and family of Jim Rader,

    I am so saddened by the loss of your husband, father, grandfather, Jim.

    May you find some comfort knowing you are in the thoughts and prayers of your
    family and friends.

    Linda Butler

  29. Greg & Janel Forster says:

    Sandy and family,

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your entire family during this most difficult time. So sad to hear of Jim’s sudden passing. We haven’t seen you for a long time but want you to know how much we enjoyed visiting, laughing and traveling with you both!!

    In love and prayers!

  30. Crystal Tavares says:

    So very sorry for your loss…..hugs.

  31. Jon and Marie mill says:

    Very nice tribute. We will miss him

  32. Cliff and Genevieve Hansmann says:

    Dear Sandi and Family,

    We are so sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. He was a wonderful person and we know that he will be missed by many friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

    Blessings,
    Cliff and Gen

  33. Sheila and Todd Greseth says:

    We were neighbors for a short while in Harwood. So sorry to hear of your loss. We hope you find comfort through family, friends and mostly God’s love for you. Keeping your family in our prayers.

  34. Tim & Judy Zimmer says:

    Sandi & family,

    What a shock to hear about Jim. I just got an email from him giving me the time and places to play Pickleball in Moorhead and West Fargo. I met Jim in Sun City West on the Pickleball court and always enjoyed playing and having a conversation about North Dakota. Jim, will truly be missed by the many people who knew him.

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during these difficult times.

    Sincerely,

    Tim & Judy Zimmer

  35. Charles and Agnes Wasem says:

    We are happy we got to know Jim. What a fine man he was! You and Jim were a wonderful couple and it’s hard to believe Jim is gone. We have you and your family in prayer. May God bless! Our love, Charles and Agnes

  36. Duane Berglund says:

    Pat and I have fond memories of Jim in Az. Getting to know him both in the ND club and Boomers social events in Sun City West. May he rest in peace with our Lord and Savior. Pat and Duane Berglund

  37. Ron Rader lisbon nd says:

    sorry to hear about Jim my thoughts and prayers are with you all

  38. Curtis & Marcie Broden says:

    To the Family of Jim Rader,

    We are so very sorry to hear of your loss. Jim will live on in your hearts and memories forever. Your family is in our thoughts and prayers as you go through the difficult days ahead.

  39. Pat and Leon Horst says:

    Sandi,

    We are deeply sorry for your loss. Please accept our sympathies to you and your family. I know he will be greatly missed.

    Sincerely,
    Pat and Leon

  40. Dan Danielson says:

    Dear Sandi & Family,

    It was with a sad heart I read of Jim’s passing this morning. I would like to share something that many people did not know about Jim and that was his benevolence towards homeless and hurting people. For many years he donated sandwiches, desserts, soft drinks to the New Life Center. This not only helped the people we served directly but also impacted our food budget immensely. When I would drop by to thank him, he always shrugged it off as something insignificant where in actuality he touched the lives of literally thousands of people in the course of the years. He was such a humble and gracious man, a man whose rewards will be many in heaven. God bless the memory of Jim Rader.
    Dan Danielson, CEO New Life Center (retired)

  41. Janice and Bob says:

    Sandi we are so very sorry for your loss. We are thinking about you and wish you well!!

  42. John and Lisa Hubble says:

    Sending prayers and Love to you and your family so sorry for your loss. We are here if you ever need anything. Love, Lisa & John

  43. Kurt Pulicicchio says:

    So sorry for your loss… prayers to your family during this difficult time. – See more at: http://boulgerfuneralhome.com/obituaries/james-rader/#guestbook

  44. Donnie Olson` says:

    I am sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. I haven’t seen him to often in years past but when I did it was like we were still back in high school. He will be dearly missed by many. He passed way to early and makes the rest of us realize how life is precious and goes to fast. Donnie and Sue Olson

  45. Leland Jelinek says:

    Sandi & family, please accept my deepest sympathy for the loss of your Jim.

    The short 2 years I taught school in Hebron left such fond memories of both of you. I remember the advice Jim often had for me during my 1st year there. Yet the most special memories were his smiles and deep voice, and of course, that incredible venison jerky aroma that filled the air in the school. And I am sure he left a lasting impression on so many of his students. R.I.P. Jim!

    God Bless you and your family during this time of sorrow.

    Leland

  46. Mary Rettig (Missoula) says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss… May it help in some way to know of the love and caring thoughts sent your way by so many!!! I’m now especially thankful for our last visit at your Arizona home. May you find comfort in the many years you shared and the life the two of you built together.

  47. Duane and Peg Buzick says:

    Dear Sandi and family; We were so sad and sorry to hear about Jim. He was such a nice guy. They say God has a plan for everyone and his plan for Jim came earlier then expected. We just want you to know that our thought and prayers are with you. Duane and Peg

  48. Don Oblander says:

    Very shocked to hear of the loss of Jim, Jim & I played on the same golf team in Sun City West & enjoyed the time with him, it won’t be the same going to play golf and not seeing him there !!!

  49. Don Oblander says:

    Very sorry to hear of the loss of Jim,, Jim and I played golf on the same team in Sun City West & enjoyed the time with him, it won’t be the same going to play golf and not seeing him there !!!

  50. Pam Chumbley says:

    JIm will be missed by everyone who knew him. I was thoughtful, kind and sincere in his friendships.
    I was lucky to have met him and Sandi in Sun City West.
    Pam

  51. Bob & Lynette Sinner says:

    We were devastated to learn of the sudden passing of our good friend. So many wonderful memories on the golf course and our annual New Years Eve parties. We will miss you Jim. May you rest in peace.

  52. Peggy (Wilhelmi) Tierney says:

    Rob, I am so sorry to hear of the loss of your dear brother. My deepest sympathy to you and to all of Jim’s family.

  53. Marie Bellerud says:

    Sandi, So sorry to read of Jim’s death……I did not know him, but, you and I worked decorating the temporary church, a few years ago together…..I know that this will be hard for you and your family, but, just remember to ask the Good Lord, for help, and, he will help you through……….I am only a phone call away…so please do so, if you want to someday……Love, and, prayers, Marie

  54. Dereck & Yvonne Larsen says:

    Dear Sandi, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this time. Jim was a good friend, always with a smile and a line. We will miss him on Wednesdays at Grandview GC. The Lord takes some of the really good guys too soon.

  55. RICK HEINTZ says:

    AM SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS PLAYED AT LOT OF GOLF AT MCC WITH JIM.

  56. Barry and Darlene Homan, Okotoks, Alberta. Canada says:

    Sandi, may the many great memories of Jim bring comfort and smiles as you remember such a special person.
    We were privileged to know him, we will miss seeing him in Sun City West, Az.

  57. John & Sylvia Siverson says:

    Sandi and family – We are so very sorry for your loss. Praying your wonderful memories will comfort you and knowing many are thinking of you.

  58. Doug and Susan Lee says:

    I want to send our sympathy to you Sandi, and all the Rader family! Jim was a wonderful man and we are so glad we had the opportunity to know him. Our love and hugs to all of you!

  59. Daphne Jacobs & Jeff Smith says:

    Sandi our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  60. Carolyn Bitterman says:

    What a beautiful tribute. I am so sorry for your loss and hope God will continue to comfort you and your family through this very difficult time.

    Carolyn Bitterman
    Sun City Clay Club

  61. Mary Gegelman Jones says:

    Please know that you have my deepest sympathy on your loss. Our prayers are with you.

  62. Tony Lingenfelter says:

    Sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. Jim and I played a lot of Pickleball together and enjoyed each others company and the competition. Jim was always up to one more game. Jim will be missed by our Pickleball Club. Our prayers and thoughs will be with his family.

  63. Cathy Cumber Martin says:

    Family of Jim Radar. Extended sympathy to all of Jim’s family. I knew Jim, Rob and others from the Starkweather area when at UND. He was a very kind and thoughtful guy. I know that he will be truly missed by his family. Cathy

  64. Doreen Rohrer says:

    Sandi and Family, you now has had time to reflect on Jim’s passing. Please continue to wrap yourselves in your wonderful memories?
    Prayers and patience . Love

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