Mary Lou Rademacher, 89 of St. Johns, died February 12, 2020. Born May 2, 1930 in Fowler, MI to Jerome and Viola (Wieber) Simmon, she dearly loved her 10 younger brothers and sisters.
She married Denis Rademacher on April 11, 1950. Together they raised their 10 children on their farm where Mary Lou filled their home with kindness, love, security and faith.
She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and was active in the Altar Society and the Lansing Council of Catholic Women. In 1989 she was named Volunteer of the Year by Hazel Findlay Country Manor. Throughout her life she liked to sew, crochet, bake and garden.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 64 years and her precious sons and daughter, Ron, Dave and Dee. Left to cherish her memory are daughters Sandy (Ernie) Steffen, Deb (Gary) Hufnagel, Marcia (Dan) Whitmore, Linda (Dan) Rademacher, Karla Bellingar, and sons Larry (Carol) Rademacher and Leon (Nancy) Rademacher; daughters-and-sons-in-law Kevin Thelen, Rose (Darryl) Schmitz and Diane (Roger Miller) Rademacher; 29 grandchildren and 44 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her siblings, Ellen Pline, Mark Simmon, Dave Simmon, Aggie Beaufore, Lucy (Denny) McCrumb and Mike Simmon, sisters-in-law Genie (Alban) Arens and Marcella Rademacher. She was predeceased by brothers Tom, Danny, Steve, and Francie Simmon and cherished in-laws and many friends. We were all blessed to know her.
The family will receive guests on Sunday, Feb. 16 from 2:00 to 8:00 at Keck Coleman Funeral Home in St. Johns. A rosary/vigil service will be held at 7:30 P.M. Mary Lou's funeral will be held at St. Joseph Catholic Church in St. Johns on Monday, Feb. 17 at 11:00 a.m. with Rev. Fr. Michael Williams as celebrant. Burial will be at Mt. Rest Cemetery.
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