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Michael James Rader

Born: Thu., Sep. 3, 1964
Died: Thu., Feb. 21, 2019


1:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 28, 2019
7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, Thu., Feb. 28, 2019
Location: Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home

11:30 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Mar. 01, 2019
Location: St. Mary's ProCathedral

Mass of Christian Burial

1:00 PM Fri., Mar. 01, 2019
Location: St. Mary's ProCathedral

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Michael James Rader, 54, of Sault Ste. Marie, MI passed away on Thursday February 21, 2019 at McLaren Hospital in Flint, MI.  He was born September 3, 1964 in Flint, MI.  Michael was a proud member of the Sault Ste. Marie Fire Department for over 16 years serving as a firefighter, paramedic, and engineer.  He enjoyed hunting, camping, slow pitch softball, Tanglewood Men’s Busch Golf League, and hockey especially the Soo Mohawks.  Michael was an avid Red Wings fan and loved the I-500 with his “shack”.  He was also on the Board of Directors for the Diane Peppler Center.  The family is very proud that Michael was an organ donor.  Michael is survived by his mother Alice and his son John Michael Rader; brother Donald (Lynn) Rader and sister Tina (Bill) Borrow.  Nieces and Nephews surviving Michael are Matt (Cory) Rader, Shannon (Luke) Savoie, Ashley (Kyle) Corry, Nicole (Chance) Kirk, and several great nieces and nephews.  Michael is also survived by his Firefighter community and his former wife Beth Walsh.  He is predeceased by his father Donald Rader, Sr.  Visitation will be Thursday February 28, 2019 from 1:00pm until 5:00pm and 7:00pm until 9:00pm at Clark Bailey Newhouse Funeral Home.  Mass of Christian burial will be Friday March 1, 2019 at 1:00pm with visitation from 11:30am until time of the service at St. Mary’s ProCathedral with Father Sebastian Kavumkal officiating.  The family requests in lieu of flowers donations be made in Michaels name to the Diane Peppler Center, or Gift of Life, those responsible for his transportation and organ donation.  Online condolences may be left at www.clarkbaileynewhouse.com

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Anne Suggitt
   Posted Tue February 26, 2019
We can't begin to tell you how sorry we are. Mike was such an honorable man and so very kind to everyone. Please accept our deepest sympathies. The Sault has lost a hero..........

Alan & Anne Suggitt

Connie Miller(Cuddie)
   Posted Tue February 26, 2019
Was so sorry to here about Mike your entire family is on our thoughts and prayersConnie David Denise Danette

Terry richey
   Posted Tue February 26, 2019
RIP Mike. We will miss you my cousin. Hugs and prayers to all.. Love you guys.

Meagan Mandley
   Posted Wed February 27, 2019
I met Mike when I did a summer externship with the Sault Ste. Marie fire department. Mike was the nicest guy and was a true friend to me. I was a broke college kid and if I let his dog out he would leave a beer in the fridge for me. Once, my car broke down and Mike gave me a ride to the auto shop. I had no vehicle and Mike picked me up for my shifts at the department and even drove me to the grocery store. Mike helped give me confidence as a student and was very patient teaching me new skills. I am truly touched by how generous and sincere he was. Thank you for being the wonderful person you were. You will be forever missed. My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

Mark and Jackie Sheppard
   Posted Wed February 27, 2019
Our sincere condolence.
We met Mike through Phil Sheppard, in person and in stories.
Mike was a very generous person in life and in death. He is a true patriot.
May he rest in peace. Our thoughts are with your family.

John and Leigh Cooper
   Posted Fri March 01, 2019
Our thoughts and prayers are with your entire family. In such trying times we recall all the great memories shared with Mike over the years. We met through playing hockey together in the Flint area and also enjoyed many vacations(especially Myrtle Beach)and days on the golf course or just hanging out with friends. May you find peace and joy in your own memories as you say “goodbye, we’ll meet again”. R.I.P. Mike !!

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