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Gladys Rader

July 10, 1941 — April 12, 2020

Fremont resident, Gladys L. Rader, 78, closed her eyes on Good Friday and passed away peacefully on Resurrection Sunday, April 12, 2020. She was born on July 10, 1941 in West Union, OH to Emery “Forest” and Olive (Armstrong) Gill.

Gladys raised her two girls, Sharon and Jamie, always providing comfort and love. She was a steadfast member of Victory Church. For many years in Fremont, she worked at Eckrich. Gladys loved celebrating life with her family and adored the time she spent with her grandchildren. But her first love was spending daily time reading God’s word and having her talks with Jesus.

Surviving are her daughters, Sharon (Terry) Norts of Erie, MI and Jamie Castillo of Fremont; six grandchildren, Roxanne (George) Daiza, Ray (Beth) Garza Jr., Greg (Erin) Garza, David Garza, Jessica Heishman, and Joshua Heishman; 12 great-grandchildren: Julian, Simon, Elijah, Amaiya, Micah, Isaiah, Gabriel, Leah, and Brianna Garza; and Ava, Frank and Anna Daiza; and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings, Louise Johnston, Charles Gill, Emery Gill, Hazel "Carol" Goehring and Forresta Bollenbacher.

Herman-Karlovetz Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Fremont is honored to be caring for Gladys and her family. Private Burial will be held at Greenlawn Memory Gardens, Clyde, and a Celebration of Life Service will be held at Victory Church on July 10, 2020 at 10:00 a.m.


All are invited to witness the live stream Graveside Service for Gladys on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. simply go to the funeral home webpage and click on the top left icon that says Livestream.


It is requested, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Victory Church. If you would like us to add your name to the family’s online register book you may call us at: 419-332-7391  

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Gladys Rader, please visit our flower store.

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