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Delbert L. Rademaker

Published: Wednesday, July 16, 2014 3:57 p.m. CST

Delbert Lee Rademaker, 88, Forreston, died on Sunday July 13, 2014 at Presence St. Joseph Center, Freeport, with his family by his side.

Delbert was born on April 11, 1926 in Ogle County, the son of Edward and Hattie (Johnson) Rademaker.

He married Irene (Daniels) Ludke on Nov. 18, 1967 in Freeport. She died on March 26, 1986.

Delbert was U.S. Army veteran serving in Germany from 1953-1955.

He was a lifelong Lincoln Township farmer retiring in 1988.

He also worked as a security guard at Quebecor Printing, Mt. Morris.

Delbert was a lifelong active member of Forreston Grove Church where he was a deacon and a church elder.

He was a former member of the Forreston Community Club and Ogle County Farm Bureau.

Delbert was an avid Chicago Cubs fan and enjoyed listening to music.

Surviving are son, Leland L. (Karen) Ludke, Baileyville; sister, Lucille Toms, Forreston; three grandchildren, Melinda Bagley, Neel Huffman, and Jason (Crystal) Ludke; six great-grandchildren, Jordan, Logan, Austin, Lexi, Morgan, and Monte; and two nephews, Richard (Denise) Toms and Kenneth (Mary) Toms.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, and brother-in-law, Maurice Toms.

Funeral services were scheduled for Wednesday July 16 at 11 a.m. at Forreston Grove Church. Pastor Jeremy Cheezum will officiate.

Visitation was set for Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Burial was scheduled at Chapel Hill Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers a memorial has been established.

Sign the guestbook or leave a memory at www.burketubbs.com.

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