Rosemary Rader, 95, a proud resident of Oak Park since 1946, died on March 1, 2020. Born in Jacksonville, Illinois to Walter and Marie (Vieira) Sullivan, she married Wendell Rader in 1948. Her love of family, kind heart and thoughtful ways inspired the lives she touched.

Rosemary is survived by her daughters, Nancy (Michael) Nugent and Patricia (the late Frank) Matelli; her grandchildren, Michelle (Ryan) Lane, Andrew Nugent and Michael (Margaret) Rader; and her great-grandchildren, Alexander, Sophia and Stella. She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband of 56 years, Wendell Eugene Rader, and her sister Velma Bickhaus. 

A private Mass will be celebrated in the spring. Arrangements were handled by Drechsler, Brown & Williams Funeral Home in Oak Park.

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