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John Paul Rader

July 28, 1931 ~ March 5, 2021 (age 89)

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John P. Rader
July 28, 1931 - March 5, 2021

   John Paul Rader, 89, of Leipsic, Ohio passed away Friday morning, March 5, 2021 at The Meadows of Leipsic.
   He was born July 28, 1931 in Putnam County, Ohio to the late Homer & Coral (Walker) Rader.  On August 3, 1952 he married Joanne Spitsnaugle at the former Belmore EUB Church and they shared over 68 years together.
   John was a 1949 graduate of Leipsic High School and served his country in the U.S. Army during the Korean War.  
   He was a lifetime farmer and took great pride in his family farm near the four county area.  A member of the former Belmore EUB Church, he currently was a member of Oakdale United Methodist Church, Deshler.  Over the years he served in several capacities and remained faithful to each church.  He was also a member of the Leipsic American Legion Post #287.
   John is survived by his wife, Joanne; children, Roger (Jodi) Rader, Leipsic; Marsha (Barry) Mort, Van Buren, Ohio; grandchildren, Rachel (Kip) Studer; Jamie (Aubrey) Rader; Jared (Tonee) Rader; Andrew (Nikki) Mort; Allison (Andy) Groman and 14 adored great grandchildren.
   He was preceded in death by his sister, Martha Jane Beam and brothers, Glen and Franklin Rader.
   Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday at Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler with Rev. Chris Walter officiating.  Graveside services with military honors will follow at McComb Union Cemetery, McComb, Ohio.
   Visitation will be from 10-11 a.m. prior to the services at the funeral home.  Masks will be required and social distancing will be practiced.
   The family suggests memorials to Oakdale United Methodist Church.  The family understands if you are unable to attend and encourages you to leave a message or memory at

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March 8, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home
133 East Maple Street
Deshler, OH 43516

Funeral Service
March 8, 2021

11:00 AM
Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home
133 East Maple Street
Deshler, OH 43516


Oakdale United Methodist Church
24994 Hancock-Wood County Line Road, Deshler OH 43516
Tel: 1-419-278-2126

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