Funeral services for Pauline F. Brader, 96, were conducted by Pastor Roger Claxton on Thursday, Aug. 20, 2015, at 2 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Audubon. Interment was in the Maple Grove Cemetery in Audubon. The casket bearers were: David Brader, Donald Brader, Stephen Batten, Creighton Nelson, Dick Watts, and Tom Rasmussen. The Kessler Funeral Home in Audubon was in charge of the arrangements.
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Pauline Frances Brader, the daughter of Roy and Rebecca (Wilkie) Madden, was born July 17, 1919, at her parents' home near Lake City, and died Aug. 15, 2015, at the Friendship Home in Audubon, at the age of 96 years and 28 days.
Pauline was baptized and confirmed at the Presbyterian Church in Lake City. She attended rural school and graduated from the Lake City High School with the Class of 1937. She studied at Buena Vista College where she received her teaching certificate and then taught rural schools near Lake City.
On April 2, 1942, she was united in marriage to Corporal Richard E. Brader of Camp Crowder, Mo., at Lake City. Four children David, Donald, Carol and Thomas were born to this union. After Richard was honorably discharged they established a home in Storm Lake, where Richard was employed as an electrician for C.F. Inman Company and Pauline was a homemaker caring for the children. In 1950, they moved to Audubon. Pauline did substitute teaching in the Audubon Schools, then later became a clerk at the ASCS Office in Audubon until she retired.
Pauline was an active member of the First Presbyterian Church in Audubon. She served as a Church School teacher, a vacation Bible School teacher, and Superintendent of the Intermediate Department of the Church School. She was an active member of the Presbyterian Women serving as President, Secretary, Treasurer, and was a Circle leader. She served on the Des Moines Presbyterian Board for three terms. Pauline was also a Trustee, an Elder, and a Deacon of the local Church Board. She enjoyed working with youth groups and served as a Camp Fire leader and a Cub Scout Den Mother. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary and had served as President and Treasurer. Pauline and Dick enjoyed camping and were members of the Audubon County Travelers.
Pauline was preceded in death by her husband Richard E. Brader; her daughters-in-law Diane (Weihs) Brader and Jana (Bramer) Brader; her parents; and her brothers-in-law and sisters-in law Marguarite and husband Marvin Mullins, Jessie and husband William Tuttle, and Dorothy and husband Elwood Rix.
Survivors include her children David Brader of Missouri Valley, Donald and wife Kay Brader of Oklahoma City, Okla., Carol and husband Stephen Batten of Clarinda and Tom Brader of Cherokee; her grandchildren Megan and husband Travis Bonham of Missouri Valley, Amy Brown and friend Woodie Reed of Tulsa, Okla., Mandi and husband James Woodhead of Colorado Springs, Colo., Cari and husband Brian Trzaska of Tel Aviv, Israel, Kacey and husband Chad Hawkins of Oklahoma City, Okla., Sarah and husband Creighton Nelson of Griswold, Randy Batten of Clarinda, Aaron Brader, Bryna Owens, and Crystal and husband Kyle Samsel all of Cherokee, Mary and husband Adam Phipps of Lincoln, Neb.; her great-grandchildren Kyrin, Kallie, and Kaeden all of Missouri Valley, McKenzie, Ayden, Julia, and Cole all of Colorado Springs, Colo., Brooklyn, Sydney, and Kamden all of Oklahoma City, Okla., Britney and Alex both of Griswold, Darien and Bradee, Ashlynn and Colton, and Jason all of Cherokee, IA; Zurin and Deklen of Tel Aviv, Isreal; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Kessler Funeral Home
515 S Division St
Audubon, IA 50025
Published in AUDUBON COUNTY ADVOCATE JOURNAL from Aug. 21 to Aug. 28, 2015