William Peter RADEN, son of Peter John RADEN and Mary Bridget ROONEY.
Born sep 1897 Avon Township, Stearns, Minnesota, USA, died 29 Aug 1962 Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington, 64 years
Birth: Sep., 1897
Death: Aug. 29, 1962
Son of Peter John Raden & Mary Rooney
Married Frances Techia Schmeing, 4 May 1927, Stearns, Minnesota
Tacoma News Tribune, Tacoma, Washington, August 30, 1962, page D4
William P. Raden
William P. Raden, 64, of 9324 Canyon Road, died in a Puyallup hospital Wednesday morning. He was born in Avon, Minn., and had lived in thi s area 21 years.
Mr. Raden was a farmer. He was a member of St. John of the Woods Catholic Church, Fruitland Grange and Painters Union.
Surviving are his wife, Frances; five sons, James P., Edward P., Richard J. and Charles W., all of the home, and Kenneth M. of Tacoma; four daughters, Miss Ione Raden of Tacoma, Mrs. Harold (Viola) Marcoe of Puyallup and Mary Ann and Linda Rose, both of the home; four brothers, Leo and Ben, both of Milwaukee, Wis., Peter of Hampton, Va., and Melvin of Avon; three sisters, Mrs. Irene Machren of Avon, Mrs. Anne Jachum of Cold Spring, Minn., and Mrs. Lucille Shick of St. Cloud, Minn.; and three grandchildren.
Services are announced today by Powers-Wrigley-Clements Funeral Home, Puyallup.
Married 4 May 1927 Stearns County, Minnesota (35 years married) to:
Frances Techia SCHMEING
Born 4 May 1907 St. Rose, Minnesota, died 7 Nov 1996 Puyallup, Pierce County, Washington, 89 years
Tacoma News Tribune, Tacoma, Washington, November 10, 1996, page B4
Frances Techla Raden
Frances Techla Raden, age 89, longtime Puyallup resident, died November 7, 1996 at her home. She was born May 4, 1907 in St. Rose, Minnesota. She moved her family to the Puyallup area in 1943. She and her late husband William owned and operated a berry and chicken farm for many years on South Hill. Frances was a long time member of St. John of the Woods Catholic Church and was an active member of the Association for Retarded Citizens group.
She was preceded in death by her husband William; son Edward and granddaughter Angela.
Survivors include 4 sons James, Richard (wife Lynette), Kenneth and Charles (wife Dodie); daughters-in-law Colleen and Sharon; 4 daughters Ione Raden, Viola Marcoe (husband Harold), Mary Ann Fortier (husband Gus) and Linda Raden, 18 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren,
Rosary services will be held Mon. at 7pm and Funeral Mass on Tues. at 10am both in St. John of the Woods Catholic Church, 9903 24th Ave. E., Tacoma. Burial will follow at 3pm in Woodbine Cemetery, Arrangements by Powers Funeral Home, Puyallup, 845-0536. Memorials may be made to the St. Joseph Hospital Dialysis Unit.
1. James Peter RADEN
Born 18 Oct 1928 Avon, Stearns County, Minnesota, died 29 sep 2016 Puyallup, Pierce Co, WA, 87 years
A look at the life of our brother, uncle, and friend James (Jim) Peter Raden
Jim was born on October 18th, 1928 in Avon, Minnesota, to Bill and Frances Raden and died on September 29th in Puyallup, Washington surrounded by family. He was the first of nine children who included brothers Ed (Colleen), Rich (Lynette), Ken (Sharon) and Archie (Dodie), sisters Ione, Vi (Harold), Mary Ann (Gus) and Linda. Through the years the family increased to include numerous nieces and nephews, along with their children and grandchildren who were near and dear to his heart. He was welcomed into heaven by both parents, brothers Ed, Rich and Ken, sister Linda, in-laws Harold, Gus and Colleen, niece Angela and nephew Todd.
He spent his younger years living in Minnesota and moved to Puyallup, Washington in 1943. After graduating from Puyallup High School in 1947, Jim became what most would call a 'jack of all trades'. He proudly served four years in the United States Navy, and had various other jobs some of which included: welder, sawmill worker and a grounds-keeper for North Pacific Hospital. In 1970, Jim settled into a career as a fireman and EMT. When he was not on duty at the station he drove ambulance, worked in the ER at Good Samaritan Hospital and offered his time and talent to the Red Cross teaching first aide classes. After retiring as captain from the fire department, he became a licensed massage therapist and donated time providing massage therapy to aids patients.
Jim was totally committed to his family and community. He was a lifelong member of St. John of the Woods church where he was known for providing flowers and mass cards to be handed out at special masses and organizing events like the Oktoberfest, Crab Feed and Spaghetti Dinners. Jim was also part of the South Hill Rotary Club where he remained active in events such as the Courage Classic. One of the things he was most proud of was being on a committee to mandate that mentally handica pped students be given a "Certificate of Completion" and be allowed participate in high school graduations.
After the death of his father, Jim returned home to help his mother tend to the family farm and over the years became his mother's primary caregiver. In addition to this, he cared for his sister, Linda, who had Down syndrome and various medical conditions. For many years, Jim made weekly trips to St. Joseph's Hospital for Linda's dialysis and some may question if his car had auto-pilot, while others would say he could have used auto-pilot. He cared for his mother and sister willingly and without complaint. For this, his family will be forever grateful.
Maybe it was his big heart that made everything he did "big". If he said he was going to make a big pot of soup, he meant a "BIG" pot if soup. There was always room for one more at his table. Most often there was a puzzle to be worked or game on the big screen welcoming others to share life's moments with him. It didn't take long for the younger ones to catch on that he always had M&M's on hand and a big hug would do the trick.
Throughout his life, Jim witnessed many political, social and technological changes. Something that never changed for Jim was the importance of God, family and friends. I think we can all say that our lives are much richer due to the love, friendship and generosity that Jim showed us.
Please come celebrate his life with family at friends.
Friday, October 14th
•Prayer Vigil - 7 p.m.
Saturday, October 15th
•Funeral Mass - 11 a.m.
•Life Celebration Party with dancing, food and beverages – Following the funeral Mass
Location for all: St. John of the Woods Catholic Church (9903 24th Ave East, Tacoma, WA 98445)
In lieu of flowers the family ask that you make donations to the L'Arch Tahoma Hope Welcome Center, http://www.larchetahomahope.org/index.ht ml
2. Ione Mary RADEN PRIVACY FILTER
3. Edward Peter RADEN
Born 15 Jun 1932 Stearns County, Minnesota, died 9 Jun 1979 Pierce County, Washington, 46 years
4. Viola Genevieve RADEN PRIVACY FILTER
5. Richard John RADEN
Born 12 Mar 1937 Stearns County, Minnesota, died 16 Oct 2000 Washington, 63 years
6. Kenneth Melvin RADEN
Born 7 Mar 1939 Melrose, Stearns County, Minnesota, died 20 Feb 2003 Enumclaw, King County, Washington, 63 years
7. Mary Ann RADEN PRIVACY FILTER
8. Charles William RADEN PRIVACY FILTER
9. Linda Rose RADEN
Born 19 Aug 1955 Puyallup, Pierce Co, WA, died 17 Nov 2003 Pierce, Washington, 48 years
Tacoma News Tribune, Tacoma, Washington, November 19, 2003
Linda Rose Raden
Born August 19, 1955 Died November 17, 2003
A very special gift to all who knew her. Her body and mind may have be en handicapped, but her love was not. Dear Linda, Your special lovelin ess came from within. Your kindness was displayed in your friendly gri n. Your were a positive person whose outlook was always bright. You we re charming, lovable and a true delight. With your sweetness, grace an d true inner beauty, You touched those around you without it being a d uty. You will never be forgotten by your family and friends. Linda wa s an active and much loved member of St. John of the Woods Catholic Ch urch.
She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Frances Raden; b rothers Ed, Rich and Ken Raden. She is survived by her brothers Jim an d Arch Raden; sisters Ione Raden, Viola Marcoe and Mary Ann Fortier.
Visitation Wednesday, Nov. 19, 10 AM - 8 PM, POWERS FUNERAL HOME, 32 0 W. Pioneer Ave., Puyallup. Rosary Friday, Nov. 21 at 7 PM at St. Joh n of the Woods Catholic Church. Funeral Mass Saturday, November 22, 20 03, 10 AM at St. John of the Woods Catholic Church. Vault interment a t Woodbine Cemetery. Reception to follow committal at All Saints Catho lic School Social Hall, 504 - 2nd St. SW. In lieu of flowers, donation s may be made to St. Joseph Dialysis Center, Tacoma.
Pub Date: 11/19/2003