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Patsy (Carpenter) Rader

Born - July 15, 1939




Patsy & Alfred Rader


Husband - Alfred M. Rader

Born - July 5, 1927

Farnam, Dawson County, Nebraska

Died - July11, 2016

His Home, Sumner, Dawson County, Nebraska


Alfred M. Rader

Al was born July 5, 1927, in Farnam to George and Clara (Wickenkamp) Rader. He was baptized in 1927 then was confirmed into the Lutheran faith at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Arapahoe on March 29, 1942.

He attended grade school at Sunflower College in Frontier County in 1933 then Homerville School in Gosper County in 1937 and then Overton Public School in 1943.

On Sept. 14, 1958, he married Patsy Carpenter at Grace Lutheran Church in Sumner.

Al worked for many farmers in the Sumner area. He then worked in the Grand Island area doing construction. From 1955 to 1985, he worked for Parrish Lumber company and Farmers Non-stock Cooperative Association in Sumner. From 1985 to 1992, he worked for Lexington Co-operative in Sumner until retirement in 1992.

He was a member and past elder of Grace Lutheran Church in Sumner and a past member of the Sumner Fire and Rescue Squad. He enjoyed woodworking, gardening, traveling and fixing small motors.

Surviving relatives include his wife, Patsy of Sumner; sons, Steve Rader and wife Colleen of Lexington and Keith Rader of Seward; grandchildren, Eric Rader of Seward, Caleb Rader of Lincoln and Michael Rader of Lexington; great-grandchildren, Dakota Rader of Kearney and Gabbirelle Rader of Lexington; brothers, Raymond Rader and wife Melba of Fort Morgan, Colo., and Bill Rader and wife Connie of Sumner; and sister, Irene Knappert of Arapahoe.

He was preceded in death by his brothers, Harvey, Arthur and Ernest; and sister, Dorothy.

Memorials are suggested to Grace Lutheran Church in Sumner.




Son - Steve Rader

Son -Keith Rader



Veteran VietnamBrother - LaVerne Ray Cool

Born -  June 15, 1938

Lexington, Dawson County, Nebraska


Died -  July 23, 1999

Fillmore County Hospital

Buried - Shickley, Fillmore County,  Nebraska

Wife - Kathryn Cool



Step Father - George Heinrich Paul Eltiste

Born - Wednesday, September 19, 1888

Auburn, Nemaha County, Nebraska

Married - August 25, 1949



Step-Brother - Vernon Herman Eltiste

Step-Brother - Leonard Paul Eltiste

Step-Sister - Mary Barbara Eltiste

Step-Brother Willis Dale Eltiste

Step-Brother - Gordon Bruce Eltiste



Father - Charles H.  McCall/McColl Carpenter

Mother - Anna (Klauz) Cool Carpenter Eltiste




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