May 22, 1915 ~ January 17, 2009
Helen Rader passed away at the Slate Creek Deseret Nursing Home and Rehabilitation facility in Wellington, Kansas on Saturday, January 17, 2009, at the age of 93 years. Helen Henrietta Misak Rader was born on the family farm east of Bluff City in Harper County Kansas, May 22, 1915, the forth of four children of Joseph James (Joe) Misak and Marie Jenny (Mary) Frieouf Misak. She attended Springer School near the home ( in school house that is now Lucille Wolff’s “School House Home” on West Avenue A in Caldwell) completing the 8th grade.
She was 13 years of age when her mother passed away and helped her father on the farm following that time. On February 21, 1937 she married the love of her life, Owen Harold Rader. This marriage lasted 58 years until Owen’s death in 1995. They were inseparable and chose to do nearly everything together. These pursuits included golfing, bowling, hunting, fishing, gardening and playing pinochle.
They were members of the Caldwell Golf Club and the Central Christian Church. In addition Helen was a member of the ZCBJ Lodge #121. Their home was located at 104 North Main Street in Caldwell for most of their married lives, and more (from 1947 until July 2008). They moved for brief periods as necessitated by Owen’s employment with Boeing Aircraft- Wichita, with stays in Alamogordo, New Mexico and Tinker AFB in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.
Helen was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, her sister Rose Julia Misak Urban (age 95) and husband Otis, her brother Edward Jerry (Ed) Misak (age 91) and wife Rose, her brother Jaroslav (who died in
infancy), and three grandchildren. She is survived by her three sons: Allan and wife Pat Vycital Rader of Apopka, Florida; Larry and wife Carol Fast Rader of Caldwell, Kansas; and Ron and wife Kay Garver Rader of Dewey, Oklahoma: six grandchildren, eight great grandchildren and one step great-grandchild.
Surviving nieces and nephews are Ervin Urban and wife Oraleen of Wellington, Joyce Urban Watts of Perth, Mary Ellen Misak Shockey of Haysville, Edith Jones Misak of Caldwell, and Eleanor Ann Misak Rapp and husband Galen of Topeka.
Surviving cousins include: Harry Frieouf and wife June of Medford, Ok, Dolores Frieouf and husband Lawrence of Swanton, OH, Lavona Frieouf DeVore and husband Don of Denver, Co, Joan Frieouf Adams and husband Jim of Green Valley, AZ, Gerald Frieouf of Renfrow, OK, Jennie Karesh Jenista of Cleveland, MO, Georgia Misak Joyner of Freeport, KS, and Mildred (Jinx) Misak Nett and husband Don of Kingman, KS.
Friends may call at the mortuary 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Tuesday, January 20, 2009. Funeral services will be held 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 21, 2009 at the Central Christian Church in Caldwell, Kansas. Interment will be in the Caldwell City Cemetery, Caldwell, Kansas. Memorials may be given in Helen's name to the Sumner County District #1 Hospital, Caldwell, Kansas.
Thinking of you. Helen was a
Family and Friends - 01/19/2009
Thinking of you. Helen was a very special lady. Did enjoy visiting with her when Larry brought her to the
Senior Center for lunch. Her eyes always brightened when the subject was "golf!" We are sorry we can't
attend the memorial service. Have two appointments Wednesday afternoon. Gweneth Reeder West
Family and Friends - 01/21/2009
To the Rader Family Thinking of you Allen and your family. I know it’s with heavy hearts as you say
good-by to your Mom. Love & Prayers, Nonie England
Lottie Cash Farr
Family and Friends - 02/05/2009
Alan, Pat and family: So sorry to hear of your Moms passing. I guess I am the last one in our graduating class
to still have my Mom. I enjoyed your Mom so much when I would visit my Mom at the Goodrick Home.
Even if she couldn't see me, she would hear my voice and say "Oh that's Lottie". Made me feel special that
she remembered me, but she was the Special One. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.
Marvin and Lottie Farr