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Rader, Owen
99, of Scottsdale, died on October 2. He was born October 28, 1915, near Elnora, Indiana, son of Oscar and Leona (Watson) Rader. A successful farmer in his native Indiana, he was active in local politics and public service. In 1985, he wrote and published the History of Elnora. In 1986 he and his wife Kathleen retired to Arizona where they were active in the Creighton Christian Church and were devoted fans of the Phoenix Suns and regular bowlers at Squaw Peak Lanes. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2004. Kathleen predeceased him in 2005. Owen is survived by five children, 16 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. A memorial service will be held in Scottsdale on Saturday, October 24; for more information, call 802-343-5975.


Published in The Arizona Republic on Oct. 6, 2015
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