James A. “Jim” Rademacher, 73, of Wilson, passed away unexpectedly on Saturday, September 24, 2016 at his home of an apparent heart attack.
He was born on January 25, 1943 in Detroit, the son of Richard and Rosellen “Yen” (Dugal) Rademacher. Jim graduated from Hartford High School in 1961. He attended Marquette University earning his degree in engineering and then University of Detroit Law School.
Jim started practicing law in 1975 in Escanaba and continued to do so until his retirement in 2013.
On August 17, 1968, Jim married his beloved wife, the former Glenda Andersen in Mancelona, MI.
Jim was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling out west and reading. He loved spending time at camp and with his family, especially his grandchildren.
He was a member of the Escanaba Elks Lodge 354, Normenco Sportsman Club, Wildlife Unlimited and the International Safari Club.
Among survivors include his wife, Glenda of Wilson; children, Robin (Paul) McCue of Chicago and James “Keaton” (Catherine) Rademacher of Philadelphia; grandchildren, Elizabeth and Jimmy Rademacher, Emmett and Declan McCue; brothers and sisters, Lynne (Larry) Crone of Pennsylvania, Richard (Ellen) Rademacher of Stephensville, MI, Ruth (Bill) Roach of Saline, MI, John Paul (Dee) Rademacher of Oregon and Chris (Cheryl) Rademacher of Coloma, MI; and many nieces and nephews.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Jean Marie Veide.
The family will greet friends and relatives on Thursday, September 29th from 10 – 11:45 a.m. (Central Time) at St. John Neumann Church in Spalding. The funeral mass will follow at 12 noon with Rev. Mike Vichich officiating. A meal will follow in the church hall.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Wheelin’ Sportsmen, an outdoor group who helps create equipment for disabled hunters.
Envelopes will be available at the church.
The Crawford Funeral Homes are assisting the Rademacher family.