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Clement O. "Tim" Rader, 91, of Elnora, Indiana, passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 14, 2018, surrounded by loved ones at his residence. He was born June 18, 1926, in Elnora, to Oscar E. and Leona M. (Watson) Rader. He married Emma Lou (Cooper) Rader on Jan. 7, 1948, with 62 years of marriage.
Tim served in the U.S. Army during World War II, serving with the 290th Combat Eng. Battalion. He was a member of the Elnora Christian Church and Elnora American Legion Post 245. He worked at Crane Naval Weapons Center and McCord Corporation in Washington, also farmed before retiring in 1991. Tim was a lifelong Cardinals fan, he enjoyed watching baseball and listening to country music.
Survivors include three sons, Michael (Pam) Rader of Bloomfield, Randall Rader of Clinton, and Gary (Ann) Rader of Columbia, Maryland; two daughters, Cynthia (Steve) Sasson of Rochester, New York, and Kathy (JC) Shelton of Washington; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; one great-great-granddaughter; and two sisters, Virginia Smith of Chicago, Illinois, and Marjorie Moore of Jacksonville, Florida.
Tim is preceded in death by his parents; his wife; a daughter-in-law; two sisters and two brothers.
The family of Tim is honoring his wishes with cremation. Family and friends are invited to a gathering, visitation and time of reflection from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, 2018, at Elnora Christian Church. A memorial service will follow at 1 p.m., with Rev. Dick Smith officiating. Tim will be laid to rest in Elnora Fairview Cemetery at a later date with full military honors.
Memorial contributions may be made to Elnora Christian Church or the American Cancer Society. Envelopes will be available at the church.
All arrangements have been entrusted to James W. Meng Jr. and Meng Family Funeral Home in Odon. Online condolences may be sent to www.mengfuneralhome.com.
Published on February 14, 2018
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