Former Ellensburg area resident Hilda G. Rader, 90, died Monday [January 16, 1984] following a short illness in Modesto, Calif. She had been living in California with her son and daughter-in-law since 1980
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She was born in Freeport, Ill., on Jan. 3, 1894, one of eight children of Christian and Marie Brunn. Her father emigrated from Sweden in the early 1880’s and her mother, Marie Horz [Hertz], was a native of Germany. The Brunn family moved to the Kittitas Valley shortly after the turn of the century
Mrs. Rader was graduated from Ellensburg Normal School and taught in public schools in Washington State. She and Ben F. Rader were married on Sept. 14, 1915. They operated a dairy farm in the Wilson Creek area until his death on Sept. 12, 1963. Mrs. Rader then moved to Ellensburg where she made her home at 900 E. First Avenue for 17 years
She was a long time member of the First Christian Church and during her active years she had been a member of the Grange and Gallina Club
Survivors include a son, Dr. William E. Rader of Modesto; two grandchildren; four great grandchildren and one brother, Mark Brunn of Yakima
The funeral will be 2 p.m. Saturday at Evenson Chapel. The Rev. Bill Dietz will officiate and burial will follow at the IOOF Cemetery. The family suggests memorials to the First Christian Church, 6th and Ruby, Ellensburg
Contributed by: Sheli Steedman