Terry Wayne Rader (1947 - 1979)

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Longtime resident Terry W. Rader died May 1st, 2011 at the age of 64, after a short battle with brain cancer at Wildflower. I would like to thank Hospice whose care for Terry was gracious and warm only thinking of his comfort. He will be forever missed for his great since of humor, his loyal friendship, the best care giver and husband.

Terry was born on January 11, 1947 to Wayne and Evelyn Rader in Sutherland, Oregon. Terry was an only child but had a step-sister and brother. Terry spent his youth in Roseburg, Oregon. Terry joined the Air Force in January of 1969 and was released on the 25th of January of 1972 with an honorable discharge and the grade of Sargent. After he had fulfilled his job for his country Terry started to College at Oregon State, and received a B.A. in Parks and Recreation. After moving to Alaska in 1980 he first worked in Anchorage, then applied for District Ranger in Haines and got the job. His job was later moved to Juneau in 1985, but before the move he had to attend the Police Academy he then settled in Juneau where he went to work for the Dept. Of Natural Resources until he retired in 2001. Terry's love for fishing and hunting never changed especially after he retired. But I will say if Terry loved anything more then fishing and hunting it was Rosie (his first Harley Davidson Motorcycle). After his retirement in 2001 he went on a Harley Ride across country that lasted 4 years and 80,000 miles.

After Terry's long ride he settled down to write a book on his fathers escape from Germany through the under ground rail road in France. His fathers plane was shot down during World War II but escaped the exploding plane and parachuted safely to ground. A great story that Terry never will get to finish. Terry always had some project going, but no matter what type fun or business he was zoomed in and a perfectionist. We used to tease him and call it his "German since of order."

Terry is survived by his wife Kathie Rader, two of her children, Tonya Isturis her husband Vince and there children Vinnie, Derek and Keely. Brent Johnson his wife Timika and there three children Austin, Brandon and Jessie. He is survived by his nephew David Stribling and his wife and 4 children, also Lisa Paul her husband and her two children who all live in Roseburg, Oregon. Also his Step-Mother Frances Rader and her children who live in, Sutherland, Oregon. Terry was preceded in death by his Father Wayne Rader, his Mother Evelyn Rader, his sister Barbara Stribling.

Terry's funeral was May 6th, 2011 but so many friends could not attend, so we are having a celebration of Life for Terry which will be held on Saturday, May 21st, 2011 at Skaters Cabin from 12:00 Noon until 4:00PM. All friends and relatives are invited to join in this love of life for Terry. Please come and have a good time. I know Terry would be glad to see all his friends and relatives trading stories laughing and crying together.
Published in The Juneau Empire from May 19 to May 26, 2011
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