Donald Herman Rademacher, age 80, of Rochester, passed away Aug. 6, 2019, at Stewartville Care Center in Stewartville.
Don was born April 17, 1939, to Marcella (Loechler) and Herman Rademacher in Lake City. He married Phyllis (Bartels) on July 9, 1966, in Elma, Iowa.
His working years were spent in the produce and meat departments of Super Value in Lake City, Owatonna, Hutchinson, and Rochester. He eventually transitioned to a custodian at Mayo Clinic, retiring after 15 years in 2001. He enjoyed owning and managing his three rental properties in Rochester. He also enjoyed playing cards with his family.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis; their two children: son, Gregg Rademacher, and daughter, Jennifer, and her husband, Steve Grinnell, and grandsons, Grahame and Griffin Grinnell, all of Rochester; his sisters, Marlene (Dick) Wallerich, Isabel Blattner, and Jean Beck; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, Jerry Rademacher; and brothers-in-law, Milton Blattner and Myron Beck; nephews, Jim Blattner and Bob Beck; nieces, Gloria Stenglin and Jeanie Beck.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 17 at Resurrection Lutheran Church, 4520 19th Ave. NW, Rochester, with Pastor Stephen Meyer officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Ennichement of the urn will be at Oakwood East Cemetery in Rochester.