Sandra "Sandi" Rader

Sandra (Sandi) Rader, 71, passed away on Sunday, November 17, 2019 at Mayo Clinic, St. Mary’s Campus. Sandi was born November 12, 1948 in Beulah, ND to Anton and Hertha (Wolf) Gegelman. She graduated from Alexander High School in 1966. She graduated from Dickinson State Teachers College in 1970 with a degree in elementary education. She taught in Hebron, North Dakota, where she met her future husband, James (Jim) Rader. They were married on August 11, 1973 at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Dickinson, North Dakota. She pursued different education position after moving to Fargo, North Dakota before purchasing their vending and gaming business, FM Vending and United Music, retiring in 2003. She enjoyed spending her winters with Jim in Sun City West, Arizona. Sandi loved spending time with her children and grandchildren. Taking them on many memorable vacations such as Disney World, Mexico, and a cruise. Every August she would spend a week at the lake with her family, playing games and watching her grandkids playing in the lake. Sandi also enjoyed spending time with her friends in North Dakota and Arizona. She was a member of many clubs in Arizona, such as: Mahjong, Hand & Foot, and Clay Club. She will be remembered most for her sense of humor, her kind heart, and her compassion for others. She is survived by her children, Toni (Chris) Austinson, Fargo, Kelli (Eric) Larson, Harwood; grandchildren Devin, Ashlee, Kayla, and Cassie; her sister Sharon (Glenn) Bertsch, Sister-in-Laws Wendy Skjerven Gegelman, Patricia (Bergstrom) Gegelman, Bernice (Rader) Overby, Charlotte (Rader) Halverson, Brother-in-Law, Robert Rader, and Mother-in-Law Annie Rader. She is preceded in death by her husband James (Jim) Rader, her parents Anton and Hertha Gegelman, brothers Larry and Randy Gegelman, her sister Eunice Frank. Father-in-law Clifford Rader and Brother-in-Law Clyde Frank. Prayer Service: 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 21, 2019 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with visitation starting at 6:00 p.m. Funeral: 10:00 a.m. Friday, November 22, 2019 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo with visitation starting at 9:00 a.m.

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  1. Toni Kelley and families I was so saddened to hear of Sandi passing. She was such a sweet friend my condolences and Prayers go out to all of you. I have so many fond memories with her and Jim. My heart goes out to all of you at this sad time.🙏🙏

  2. We were so sorry to hear about Sandy and express our deep sympathy to the family. We knew Sandy spending good times RV camping with Bob and Ginny Rader at Indian Hills. Our prayers are with the family and we will have a Mass intention said at one of the parishes in the Bismarck Diocese.

  3. We are so very saddened by Sandi’s passing and want to extend our deepest Sympathy. Beautiful lady in so many ways. We didn’t know she was sick and read her Caring Bridge journey last evening. Happy she went peacefully into the hands of the Lord. So hard to lose your parents at such a young age. Cherish every memory in your hearts forever.

    In love and prayers,

    Greg & Janel Forster – Dickinson, ND

  4. My dear friend, Kelli. My heart goes out to you. Your mom has a beautiful soul and will certainly be watching over you.
    May you happily remember all the good and feel comforted by the wonderful memories.
    Until you meet again, peace.

  5. This lovely lady was my third grade teacher in Hebron. She and your dad taught with my parents, and although I was young I remember them both. I loved your mom as a teacher. Thanks to her I can write cursive and know my multiplication tables.
    So sorry for your loss.

  6. So sorry to hear of Sandi’s passing. Now she is in the Lords hands and is no longer suffering. We will all miss her here in Arizona. RIP Sandi.

  7. Toni & Kelli and family. I am so sorry that your mom, grandma, aunt, cousin & friend did not make a recovery from her illness. You have my heartfelt sympathies. May our Lord give you strength in knowing that she is at peace with Him.

  8. So very sorry about your Moms passing. I knew your Mom because of the times she spent with her sister Eunice. Eunice was the sister-in-law to my husband Bob Frank and I. I did not have the chance to know her real well but, I just know she was very kind and had a wonderful smile. She was a very positive person and always had good things to say. I remember her and I trying to do laundry at Clyde and Eunice’s place when Eunice was ill. We had a lot of laughs just talking and trying to get it all done. I know she must have given you so many wonderful memories to hold on to. We pray for your family during this difficult time.

  9. Kelli Toni and family. I was sadden to hear of the loss of your mom. She was a thoughtful and wonderful person. She and Jim were some of my best friends. The times that we got together and travels we went on are some of my fondness memories. She is now with Jim. You have our deepest sympathy. Jack & Kathy Wilhelmi

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