Arnold F. Rademacher

December 6, 1933 ~ October 29, 2023 (age 89) 89 Years Old

Arnold Rademacher Obituary

 Arnold F. Rademacher 89, of Royal passed away at 2:56 A.M. Sunday October 29, 2023 at his home.

 Funeral services will be at 10:30 A.M. Thursday November 2, 2023 at St. John Lutheran Church, Royal. Pastor's Jay Johnson and Emil Blobaum will officiate. Burial will be in St. John Lutheran Cemetery, Royal. Visitation will be Wednesday from 5:00 P.M. - 7:00 P.M. at Freese Funeral Home 302 E. Grand Ave. St. Joseph.

 Arnold was born December 6, 1933 in Pilot Township. The son of Frank and Hiske (Schluter) Rademacher. He married Emma Wilken on August 8, 1954 in Gifford. She preceded him in death on November 10, 2021.

 He is survived by his children; Linda (Curt) Blair of Madison, WI, Karen (Richard) Frick, of Sidell, Donna (Ron) Townsley of Armstrong, Debra Townsley of Fithian. 8 grandchildren, 7 great-grand children, and 1 great-great-grandson. Siblings; Ernie (Marlene) Rademacher, Norman (Jeanne) Rademacher, Marvin (Shirley) Rademacher, Wayne (Glenna) Rademacher, Carolyn (Duane) Schluter, Elaine (Marvin) Flessner.

 He was preceded in death by his parents 1 brother Vernon Rademacher and 1 sister Janet Suits.

 Arnold was a member of St. John Lutheran Church, Royal. Where he had served as a church deacon, and church treasurer. 

He started working construction in 1951 with Habben Construction. In 1957 he started Rademacher Construction with his brother Ernie. He retired from building homes in 1992 and started building custom cabinets and furniture from his workshop at home and his Santa workshop in Florida until 2017.  Arnold bought his first farm in 1967 and farmed in the area until his retirement. 

 Arnold devoted his time and talents to his church and community. 

Arnold's greatest treasure was his family and spending time with them.

The family would like to thank Arnold's niece Sheri Lehrer and the ladies of Forever Strong for the care they provided him.

 Memorials may be made to St. John Lutheran Church or Cemetery.

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November 1, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Freese Funeral Home
302 E. Grand
St. Joseph, IL 61873

Funeral Service
November 2, 2023

10:30 AM
St. John Lutheran Church


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