Claude Dadisman, age 90, of Grants Pass, died on Saturday, March 2, 2013 at Highland House Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Grants Pass.
No services are planned. Hull & Hull Funeral Directors are in charge of arrangements.
He was born on July 1, 1922 to Lee and Minnie Miller Dadisman in Fort Scott, Kansas. He grew up largely in Iowa on a farm and was the youngest of eight children. Claude graduated from McPherson College and then from Betheny Biblical Seminary in Chicago. He married Janice Wheeler in September 1945 and was married 44 years until their divorce. They had two sons, Brian and Duane Dadisman.
After his divorce Claude shared his life with Debbie Mudge for three years and they had a daughter named Kayle (Maio). Claude then had a relationship with Lulu Belle Still until she passed away in 2002. Claude then became reacquainted with Jean Hostetler who was a childhood friend. They were married in July of 2002 and Jean passed away around 2009.
Claude was a minister in the Brethren Church for about 20 years. While active in the anti war movement in the 60’s, Claude invited Joan Baez to give a passivism seminar at the church in 1964. Claude had a positive outlook on life, a friendly personality and had a positive impact on people throughout his life. He was physically active right up until his death.
After he retired from the ministry he sold World Book encyclopedias and became one of the top sales managers in the San Diego area. He retired in Grants Pass and is survived by his son, Brian Dadisman and his daughter, Kayle Maio.