James L. “Jim” Rader, age 60, of Fort Atkinson passed away Thursday, March 8th, 2018 at his home surrounded by family after a courageous battle with Cancer.
He was born on January 14, 1958 to James L. and Ann (Bigelow) Rader. He spent his entire life living in Fort Atkinson and graduated from Fort Atkinson High School in 1976.
On June 28, 1980 he married Patsy C. Ziegler. Jim worked as mill operator at Valero ethanol plant in Jefferson.
Jim was an avid Packer and Badger fan. He was a jack of all trades and a very patient man who could fix anything. You could find him helping anyone who needed it. Jim enjoyed movies and could recite many lines from them. He was very witty and was always joking around. Above all, Jim loved spending time with his family and his grandchildren were the joy of his life.
He is preceded by his Father, James Rader and brother, Patrick Rader.
Jim is survived by his mother, Ann Rader of Jefferson; wife, Patsy Rader of Fort Atkinson; children, Jim (Nicole) Rader of Stoughton, Rachel (John) Shaw of Milwaukee; grandchildren, Anna and Sydney Shaw and William Rader; siblings, Sharon (Lance) Shanahan of Fort Atkinson, Tom Rader of Jefferson, Gary (Marcia) Rader of Fort Atkinson, Bill (Melanie) Rader of Fort Atkinson and many nieces, nephews and friends.
Friends may visit with the family on March 14 from 4p.m. to 7p.m. at the Nitardy Funeral Home at 1008 Madison Ave., Fort Atkinson, WI 53538.