Henry “Michael” Rader

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Henry Michael Rader, 64, of Smithton, IL, born January 15, 1957, in Richwood, WV, died Saturday, September 4, 2021, at Memorial Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Rader retired from the United States Air Force. He loved to travel and spend time with his friends and family. He especially enjoyed attending St. Louis Blues hockey games.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Jerry Lee, nee Nicely, Rader; and a brother, Martin Lee Rader.

Michael is survived by a son, Evan (McKenzie) Lawler;
his father, Henry M. Rader;
two sisters, Patricia Rader Newbill, and Sandra (Earl) Douglas;
a nephew, Jeremy Rader;
three nieces, Tracy Newbill, Alicia Rader, and Jeriann (Tyler) Wenrich;
several great-nieces and great-nephews;
and his stepmother, Sharon Adkins.

Memorials may be made to the U.S.O.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Visitation:  Friends may visit from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, September 10, 2021, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL.  Standard CDC guidelines will be followed, including masks and social distancing.

Funeral:  Funeral service will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, September 10, 2021, at the funeral home.

Burial with military honors will be held at 11:30 a.m. Friday, September 10, 2021, at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO.


13 Comments on Henry “Michael” Rader

Sue and Glenn Vollmer said : Guest Report Dec 27, 2021 at 6:22 PM

We just found out about Mike’s passing. Mike was our cat sitter for years.His caring and calm ways made him a great cat sitter and we never had to worry about our cats when we went out of town. Our sympathy to his family especially his son and family whom he was very proud of. We have made a donation in his name to the USO.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
ALICIA SPENCER said : Guest Report Sep 18, 2021 at 3:09 AM

Mike will be dearly missed at Stifel Theatre.. Our hearts, Prayers and Condolences to his family.

  • Missouri
Beth Osiek said : Guest Report Sep 17, 2021 at 2:17 PM

I loved working with Mike-I looked forward to seeing him at each event. He will be missed🇺🇸❤️🇺🇸

  • Manchester
  • MO
Katie Gibbs said : Guest Report Sep 17, 2021 at 11:38 AM

I will miss Mike he was such a great guy to work with. Sending prayers of comfort and strength to his friends and family during this difficult time.

  • Collinsville
  • Il
Michele Grant said : Guest Report Sep 17, 2021 at 11:32 AM

I have worked with Mike at Stifel for the past 3.5 years. He was always so kind to everyone he met. He will be missed.

  • Godfrey
  • IL
CHARLES J SWARTWOUT said : Guest Report Sep 10, 2021 at 2:18 PM

The Swartwout family sends their deepest condolences. Mike was a great person and will be missed.

  • IL
Kimberley Power said : Guest Report Sep 10, 2021 at 10:51 AM

The Power family sends there condolences to his family and friends..he was stationed with my late husband at the 9th AES in Yokota, Japan.

  • Ofallon
  • IL
Robin Tennefoss said : Guest Report Sep 10, 2021 at 9:48 AM

Mike was one of the most gentle souls in the 932 AES and to anyone else he met along the way. I had the privilege of knowing Mike for over 25 years as an extended family member in the 73rd and 932 AES. I could count on him always. He will be missed by many myself included.

  • N Chesterfield
  • VA
John Starzyk said : Guest Report Sep 09, 2021 at 9:23 PM

Had the privilege of flying with Mike while assigned yo the 57th AES and then the 932nd AES. His easygoing but professional attitude made it a joy to fly with him, no matter what we faced. RIP

  • Summerville
  • SC
Martin (Marty) Brewer said : Guest Report Sep 09, 2021 at 8:45 PM

So many good times I shared with Mike flying together with the 9th AES, Yokota AB, Japan. He was an outstanding Instructor for my C-141 training & most of all, a very good friend. I am with a heavy heart to learn of Mike's passing but I also know that we will all see each other again in heaven. My deepest sympathy & prayers goes out to Mike's family & friends.

  • Asheville
  • NC
Anne "Woo" Worcester said : Guest Report Sep 09, 2021 at 8:43 PM

Mike was THE best of 932 AES professionals, and a day flying an "air evac" mission with Mike Rader was sure to be a great day. Mike was professional, calm, and downright hilarious with his sense of humor. I will greatly miss him and his gentle soul. Hope you got to fly tail 932 all the way to Heaven, Mikey!

  • St. Louis
  • MO
Donna Senechal said : Guest Report Sep 09, 2021 at 8:35 AM

Please accept our deepest sympathy. Mike was my cat sitter for many years, including the first part of Sept. He was always calm, caring, and dependable. Ken and I will surely miss him. God rest his soul.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Butch Blake said : Guest Report Sep 08, 2021 at 7:47 PM

I had the great pleasure of befriending & flying with Mike. He was always a happy go lucky soul. Very fun to be around and a true friend to me. I will miss him. Please accept my heart felt condolences for your loss but know Mike was loved by all of us who knew & worked with him over these past years!

  • Belleville
  • Illinois

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