James A. Rademacher

Resided in Wilson, MI
Died September 24th, 2016

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.

6 Tributes to “James A. Rademacher”

  1. My sincere sympathies to the Rademacher family. I’m so very sorry for your loss. The difficult time of losing someone we love leads to many questions in our minds, and leaves a hole in our hearts. May God’s Word bring you hope and strength to endure. John 5:28,29 speaks of a resurrection hope for the future. What that can mean for you is a real hope of being reunited with your dead loved ones. It is my hope that you find comfort now and in the days ahead. My sincere thoughts and condolences.

  2. Dear Glenda, Robin and Keaton. Just this past August Kirk, Lil D and I had dinner at your mom and dad’s house. While Glenda was in the kitchen preparing yet another delicious meal, the rest of us were sitting on the front porch. I asked your dad how old he was. He had this to say. “I’m 73 yrs.old and you know what? I have done everything I could ever have wanted to do. I have traveled the world, have all the toys any man could want, have hunted and fished all over, have a wonderful family and friends and had a job that I enjoyed. And if I died tomorrow I’d die a happy man.” That you did my friend. Hugs in heaven. Michele.

  3. Graduated with Jim from Hartford High School in 1961. Great classmate and friend. So sorry to hear of your loss.

  4. Thoughts and prayers to you Glenda, he will truly be missed 🙁

  5. Robin I am so sorry to hear about your father’s passing. I knew your Dad just a little bit but what I know and remember he was a very nice man! To let you know I really enjoyed having you in class and you were one of my favorites with your always smiling face! You have my deepest condolences. Mr. DeRidder

  6. Please accept my condolences. Jim appeared before me representing claimants for Social Security benefits.He always practiced law with the highest professional competence. I liked and respected him.

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