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Dan Rader, 85

Dan Rader, 85

Dan Rader, 85, of Wheelersburg passed away peacefully at home, with family by his side on Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017. Born Nov. 15, 1932 and raised in Franklin Furnace. A son of the late Dan Rader Sr. and Anna (Gumbert) Rader. He was a very generous man who never came across a stranger. Dan served in the Marine Corp. during the Korean Conflict. At home, he found a love for travel through independent truck driving and went by the C-B handle “Grey Ghost.” Dan was an avid family man with an impressive gift for story telling. He is survived by two sons, Danny (Lisa) Rader, III of Minford, David (Sandy) Rader of Minford; three daughters, Shirley (Randy) Howard of Wheelersburg, Tina Rader of Wheelersburg, Ruth (Todd) Stephenson of Sciotoville, one brother, Jack (LaVon) Rader of Alabama; eight grandchildren, and four great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Nettie Bowling Rader; one daughter, Patsy Wells Rader; one granddaughter, Angie Charles Bailey; three brothers, his twin, Doug Rader, James Rader, John Rader, and four sisters, Beatrice Rader, Doris Evans, Dori Russell, and Margaret Myers.
Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 2, 2017 at Memorial Burial Park in Wheelersburg. Military grave side rites will be conducted by James Irwin Post No. 622 American Legion and William A. Baker Post No. 363. Arrangements are under the direction of Edwin-Dodson-Allen Funeral Home in Minford. Online condolences can be sent to www.edafh.com.


  • Brian Rader November 29, 2017 6:20 am

    Our deepest condolences. May you Rest In Peace uncle Dan.

    Brian, Lisa, Quintino and Luke Rader

  • Bowling family November 30, 2017 4:53 am

    You will surely be missed Uncle Dan. Sending lots of love and prayers from Florida.

  • Susie Roush November 30, 2017 5:05 am

    Ruthie, Shirley and the rest of the family. So sorry for the loss of your dad. May God wrap his arms around you and comfort you during this very difficult time.

  • Stephanie Adele Neff December 7, 2017 7:32 am

    Dear Shirley, Chris and I were out of town over Thanksgiving and didn’t see the obituary until we returned a couple of days afterwards. I am so very sorry for your loss. I thought you sounded like him (“generous”). My parents were both Korean Conflict Marines so we have that in common, too. God bless you and your family with grace and peace. In Jesus love, Stephanie Neff

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