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Caryl Eugene Rader

May 14, 1925 — August 6, 2008

RADER, Caryl Eugene, 83, of Dayton (Oakwood), OH, died peacefully at Hospice of Dayton on August 6, 2008, following an unexpected illness. Born in Clark County, OH, to the late George W. and Bertha L. (Ballentine) Rader, he attended The Ohio State University where he played clarinet in the OSU Marching Band before transferring to Muskingum College. He subsequently graduated from the Cleveland College of Mortuary Science. He retired in 1990 following a career with American Standard's Plumbing and Heating Division that spanned nearly four decades. A 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge's Harmony chapter in Urbana, OH, and the American Society of Plumbing Engineers, he volunteered for a number of non-profit organizations including the Stephen Ministry Program at Bethany Lutheran Village; Jeremiah's Letter; and Hospice of Dayton. He worked tirelessly for the Lutheran Church of Our Savior where he served on the Church Council, Social Ministry and Property Committees, and sang bass in the choir. He also served as a Precinct Presiding Judge for the Montgomery County Board of Elections and was an active participant in the Mac Users' Group. His sense of humor was legendary and will be sorely missed at Kettering Memorial Hospital's Cardiac Wellness and Rehab Center, Central Perc, and the Hickory Bar-B-Q. He is survived by his loving and devoted high school sweetheart and wife of 60 years, Onnolee (Group) Rader; daughter Carlee and son-in-law Michael Drummer of Lake Forest, IL; sister-in-law Elna Kirkwood of Grand Rapids, MI; and three nephews, Joseph Mack Stewart III and Stephen George Stewart of Houston, TX; and Philip Alan (Ruth) Stewart of Grand Rapids, MI. The family will receive friends on Friday, August 8, 2008, from 4 7 p.m. at Routsong Funeral Home, 2100 East Stroop Road, Kettering, OH. A funeral service celebrating his life will be at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, August 9, 2008, at the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 155 East Thruston Boulevard, in Oakwood, with Pastor Gary W. Eichhorn and Pastor Emeritus Robert A. Willauer officiating. Interment will be at Ferncliff Cemetery in Springfield, OH. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Caryl's name to the Lutheran Church of Our Savior, 155 E. Thruston Blvd., Dayton, OH 45419 or Hospice of Dayton, 324 Wilmington Ave., Dayton, OH 45420. Condolences and other remembrances may be sent to

Funeral Home:
Kettering Routsong Funeral Home
2100 E. Stroop Rd.
Kettering, OH
US 45429

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Service Schedule

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Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Frencliff Cemetery

Springfield, OH 00000

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Friday, August 8, 2008

4:00 - 7:00pm (Eastern time)

Routsong Funeral Home & Cremation Services - Kettering

2100 E Stroop Rd, Kettering, OH 45429

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Saturday, August 9, 2008

Starts at 10:00am (Eastern time)

Lutheran Church of Our Savior

155 Thruston Blvd, Oakwood, OH 45419

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