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3000 E. Third Street
Bloomington, IN 47401
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James A. "Jim" Rader

Tuesday, November 19th, 1946 - Saturday, December 7th, 2019
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James A. “Jim” Rader, 73, of Bloomington, passed away on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at his residence. Jim was born November 19, 1946 in Monroe County and was the son of the late Della Mae (Webb) Humphrey and Elmer Hayes Rader.
Jim retired from Ralph Rogers after 37 years where he was a truck driver. He loved racing, working on motors and had a drag car with his son Shorty. He was a socializer, talker and loved to wheel and deal.
Survivors include his wife Judith “Judy” Rader; Children, Lori (Ron) Thomas, Tracie (Rusty) Lester, Tammy (Rob) Fritz, Kevin (Renee) Rader, Jim “Shorty” (Sheila) Rader, Jimmy (Claudell) Livingston, and Mark Livingston; Grandchildren, Keelea (Mitch) Kile, Taylor (Trent) Kile, AJ (Taylor) Hudson, Caycee (DJ) Wright, Alex Fritz, Keaton Lester, Alyssa Livingston, Mackenzie Rader, Jake (Monica) Rader, Corbin Rader, Brodey Rader and Carson Rader; Great Grandchildren, Grifinn, Tahlen, Grier, Charli, Harper, Gavin, and Zoie; Brothers, Gerry Rader, and Jeff (Roberta) Rader; and close friend Mark Sexton.
Jim was preceded in death by his parents; Brothers, Jerry Rader and Cleo Rader; and Sister, Janet Sue Cox
Visitation for Jim will be from 11:00 am until 2:00 pm Tuesday, December 10, 2019 at The Funeral Chapel of Powell and Deckard 3000 E. Third St. Bloomington. Services will follow at 2:00 pm at The Funeral Chapel. Burial will be at Clear Creek Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations in Jim’s memory may be given to the American Lung Association.
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  • Visitation

    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 | 11:00am - 2:00pm
    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 11:00am - 2:00pm
    The Funeral Chapel
    3000 E. Third St.
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  • Service

    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 | 2:00pm
    Tuesday, December 10th, 2019 2:00pm
    The Funeral Chapel
    3000 E. Third St.
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  • Interment

    Clear Creek Cemetery
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Luann Smith

Posted at 09:14am
My heart goes out to Judy, Shorty and the rest of the family. It is never easy losing a loved one. It's been several years since I've seen Jim. I remember him always joking around, cutting up and having a good time. So sorry to hear of his passing. He was a great man. It was just this past Saturday morning Mike and I were talking about him. Prayers to the family.

Bill & Lori Kile

Posted at 07:47am
Our deepest condolences to all of you. Jim's vibrant personality will be greatly missed. I hope you find comfort in your memories of good times with him.

Love, Bill & Lori

Michelle and John Phillips

Posted at 09:36pm
We will miss Jim. He was always happy and full of life. He brought us together - we will always be grateful to him and he will never be forgotten.
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Jan Bakalyar

Posted at 07:30pm
My deepest condolences in the loss of Jim although I knew his brother Jerry quite well thru the years but the Rader family was well known in Bloomington growing up and were always held in high esteem. Many prayers in your loss,, and please know those prayers will continue for you all as the days are very difficult. In Gods love, Bruce and Jan Morrison Bakalyar, Lakefield, Mn

Jimmy Ratcliff

Posted at 01:43pm
Norda and I send our deepest sympathies to Judy and the Rader family. We first me Jim when we bought our first house on Valmore Ave and Jim lived just a couple houses down from us. Jim was a talker and such a nice guy. After we moved we would see Jim and Judy from time to time and it was always nice to see and talk to them. He will be missed.

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