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Deacon Daniel Rader

Deacon Daniel Rader, a Deacon of the Archdiocese, died on Monday, April 5, 2021. He was 94 years old.


Deacon Dan was ordained to the Permanent Diaconate on April 28, 1991.  He was assigned to St. Susanna Parish, Mason, upon ordination. He served the Archdiocese as a permanent deacon for twenty-nine years.


Deacon Rader was preceded in death by his wife, Mary. He is survived by their five children and their families, 13 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great-grandchild.


Deacon Dan and his late wife Mary were very involved for over fifty years in service to St. Susanna Church in Mason including Peace and Justice Commission, Cursillo, Christ Renews His Parish, Retrouvaille, Eucharistic Minister, Mass Coordinator, Lindner Center of Hope-Spiritual Care, Marriage Preparation and Sacramental Preparation.  Deacon Dan was also involved in Boy Scouts Leadership for numerous years and a proud member of The Knights of Columbus.


Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, April 22, 2021 at St. Susanna Parish, 616 Reading Road, Mason, OH 45040. Visitation will be held immediately before at 10:00 a.m. The deacon community is invited to attend and vest for the Mass.


The obituary can be found at the funeral home’s website https://www.shortenandryan.com/obituary/Daniel-Rader


Please keep the repose of the soul of Deacon Dan in your prayers, as well as for peace and comfort for his family.