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Jerome "Jerry" J.W. Raden – Obituary

Name: Jerome "Jerry" J.W. Raden

Age: 76

Born: 04-16-1941

Died: 03-21-2018

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

St. Joseph's Catholic Church, Waite Park, Minnesota

Funeral Services will be at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waite Park, MN for Jerome John William Raden, age 76 of Brainerd, MN formerly of St. Cloud, MN. Mr. Raden died on Wednesday, March 21, 2018 at his home in Brainerd with his family at his side. The Reverend Timothy Gapinski will be the celebrant. Burial will be in the St. Joseph Parish Cemetery in Waite Park. Visitation will be 5:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. on Monday March 26, 2018 and on Tuesday from 9:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. all at Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Parish Prayers will be at 5:00 P.M. on Monday at Daniel Funeral Home.

Jerry was born on April 16, 1941, the son of William and Hildegard (Yaeger) Raden in St. Cloud, MN. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1961. On August 20, 1962, he was inducted into the U.S. Army. He served his country overseas in Germany as photo lab technician. He was honorably discharged on June 25, 1964. He re-enlisted into the U.S. Army on March 31, 1966. He again worked as a photo lab technician obtaining the rank of E-5. He served his country overseas in Vietnam, receiving the National Defense Service Medal, Vietnam Service Medal with Bronze Service Star. He was honorably discharged on March 28, 1969.

After returning from the service, Jerry went to work at Franklin Manufacturing. On May 13, 1972, he was united in marriage to Linda Dondelinger at Holy Angels Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Three children were born to this union. Jerry and Linda lived in St. Cloud until December of 2015 when they moved to Brainerd, MN. This has been their home since that time.

Jerry enjoyed playing cribbage, bowling and watching sports.

He was a member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Waite Park, Eagles Aerie #622 of St. Cloud, American Legion Silver Star Post 428 of Waite Park, V.F.W. Granite Post 428 of St. Cloud, and Sports Incorporated of St. Cloud.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one son Paul; three sisters, Carol Raden, Collette Raden and Rosie Faerber; and one brother, Tom.

Jerry survived by his loving wife, Linda; children, Brian (Kelly Ebel) and Jodi; grandchildren, Tiffani, Kyra, and Michael; one sister, Joyce (Vic) Hengel; two brothers, Jim (Diane), and Bill; a brother-in-law, Mark Faeber and one sisters-in-law Marjorie Raden; many nieces and nephews other relatives and many friends.

Guestbook for Jerome "Jerry" J.W. Raden

Patrick & Barbara Manuell
, Friends
March 27, 2018, 11:55 am
We will always cherish the memories that we had with Jerry and Linda when our children were growing up. Our deepest sympathy to Linda and her family.
Bill Yaeger
, Cousin
March 25, 2018, 6:21 pm
Sorry to hear about Jerry passing. Prayers are with all of you. From Jerry's cousin in Chicago
Susan Weisbrich
, Friend
March 23, 2018, 12:59 am
So sorry to hear of Jerry's passing. Lots of good memories from bowling. My deepest sympathy to Linda & family.
Penny Raden
, Neice n Goddaughter
March 22, 2018, 10:16 pm
I will always remember you for yr jokes, yr smile, and everything about you. You always made me laugh. Christmas and Easter won't be the same. I'll miss you uncle.Tell Grandma, Collette, Paul, n Rosie hi from me. RIP love you always. Miss you.

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