Gerald G. "Jerry" Raden, 80
St. Cloud, Minnesota
March 6, 1934 - June 20, 2014
Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 25, 2014 at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in St. Cloud for Gerald G. "Jerry" Raden, age 80, of St. Cloud who passed away peacefully at his home, surrounded by family, on Friday, June 20, 2014. Reverend Thomas Knoblach will officiate. Entombment will take place in Assumption Cemetery Mausoleum in St. Cloud.
Family and friends may call from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and after 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Church. Parish Prayers will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday at the funeral home in St. Cloud.
Jerry was born on March 6, 1934 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Lawrence and Marie (Osmanski) Raden. In his youth Jerry was very proud of having the largest paper route in St. Cloud. He married Rose Marie Theis on June 23, 1956 at St. Peter's Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Jerry worked for Nash Finch for 30 years. He was a member and usher for many years at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in St. Cloud, and a former member of the Moose Lodge #1400 and Eagles Aerie #622.
Jerry enjoyed cooking, baking, canning, collecting aluminum cans for donation to the Boy Scouts, was an avid Vikings fan. He loved spending time with family and friends, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
He is survived by his wife of 58 years, Rose Marie; son, Bruce (Renee); grandchildren, Christopher (Tabby), Nina (Tim) Neumann, and Shane (Maren); eight great grandchildren all of the St. Cloud area; two sisters, Shirley Loehr of St. Cloud and Marlene (Richard) Holthaus of Clearwater; sister-in-laws, Lillian Raden, Delores Dockendorf; brother-in-law, Sylvester (Betty) Theis; and many nieces and nephews.
Gerald is preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Marvin, Kenneth, and Larry; sister, Norma; and brother-in-laws, Al Loehr and Melvin Dockendorf; and sister-in-law, Theresa Theis.
A Special Thank You to everyone at the St. Cloud Hospital, Heartland Hospice, Good Shepherd, and Visiting Angels for the care and support given to Jerry and his family during this time.
Published in the St. Cloud Times on June 22, 2014