Connie Margaret Rademacher, age 70, of Grants Pass, Oregon died Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at Asante Three Rivers Medical Center, surrounded by her family.
Connie was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and sister. She was born in Yankton, Nebraska on December 7, 1950 to Alfred and Delores Kremer. They lived in Crofton, Nebraska and moved to Longmont, Colorado in 1963.
While in Longmont, Connie was a member of St. John Catholic Church until 1970. She graduated from Longmont High School in 1969. She was a member of several pep clubs and was in National Honor Society all four years. She met her best friend and future husband David Ray Rademacher and they soon married on March 7, 1970 at St. John Catholic Church.
In 1970 they moved to Billings, Montana where they started their family. Connie was a member of the Altar Society at St. Patrick’s from 1970-1974. They moved to Grants Pass, Oregon in 1974 where they continued to grow their family. They became members of St. Anne Catholic Church. They were marriage counselors for many years.
Connie raised their three children and was involved with many of their activities that included, but was not limited to, 4-H and sports. She worked at the Horse Races every summer and enjoyed the friends she acquired. She worked for Three Rivers School District as an administrative assistant from 1980-2005 when she retired. She worked at Madrona Elementary, Murphy Middle School, and then finally Hidden Valley High School.
Connie loved to go to all of her children’s sports activities and then her grandchildren’s. Her favorite hobbies were canning from her garden, fishing and crabbing, camping, spending time with friends and family. Her favorite part of her garden was her flowers. Connie brightened the room with her smiles, laughter, and love. She was never short on humor; she was always entertaining.
Connie is survived by her husband David Rademacher; her three children Frank Rademacher and wife Kelly of Roseburg, Patty Bellum and husband Donnie of Grants Pass and Brenda Mendez and her husband Rico of Grants Pass; sisters Mary Ann Berling of Windsor, Colorado and Betty Whitaker of Loveland, Colorado and sister-in-law Judy (Kremer) Francis of Longmont, Colorado; and seven grandchildren Dalenna Bellum, Braeden Bellum, James (JJ) Jordan, Mauricio Mendez, Faith Rademacher, Hope Rademacher and Frank Rademacher Jr.
She was preceded in death by her father Alfred Kremer, mother Delores Kremer and brother Bob Kremer.
A celebration of life will be from 12 noon to 3:00 p.m., January 22, 2022 at Hull & Hull Funeral Directors. Deacon Bob Chapin will be speaking at 1:00 p.m.