OBITUARY

Clare Louise Rademacher

February 6, 1937April 8, 2021

Clare Louise Rademacher, age 84, died unexpectedly on April 8, 2021 in Lansing, MI. Clare was born on February 6, 1937 in Detroit, MI the daughter of Joseph and Clara Cordes. She graduated from Resurrection High School in 1955 and married Charles Rademacher in 1963.

Clare is survived by her children, Mary Rademacher, Jude (Chris) Rademacher, Therese (Scott) Bradley, Rose (Dave) Pelton, Franz (SooJin) Rademacher; grandchildren, Thomas and Michael Rademacher, Marissa, Brittany and Brooke Bradley, Caitlin and Ann Pelton, Kurt Rademacher; sister, Barbara Marrison; brother, Joseph (Theresa) Cordes; the large extended Cordes and Rademacher families including numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles.

Clare was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a devout Catholic who lived her faith and exemplified giving of her time and talent to the church. She used her artistic talents to restore religious statues and she enjoyed beautifying the church and its plants. Clare was a professed active member of the third order of the Secular Franciscan Order of St. Bonaventure Fraternity. She believed in the power of prayer. She donated her time to St. Vincent De Paul food pantry, migrant workers’ ministry, Loaves and Fishes, Giving Tree Farm, St. Francis Retreat Center, and was a Eucharistic Minister to the homebound.

Her family and friends will always remember her as a spiritual, humble, and caring person. Clare had beautiful gardens and flowers both inside and outside her home. She did not limit her dedication to her children and grandchildren. She touched so many people of all ages who became her friends that she cherished over the years.

Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 am Friday April 16 at St. Therese of Lisieux Parish, Lansing, with visitation one hour prior to the service. All are welcome to attend and celebrate Clare Rademacher’s life. The family will also receive visitors on Thursday April 15 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes, DeWitt Chapel.

Donations in honor of Clare may be made to St. Jude Children’s Hospital and St. Vincent de Paul Society Lansing Chapter.

  • PALLBEARERS

  • Karl Rademacher
  • Daniel Schafer
  • Paul Cordes
  • Mark Cordes
  • Thomas Jude Rademacher
  • James Rademacher
  • John Rademacher
  • Thomas Rademacher, Honorary
  • Kurt Rademacher, Honorary
  • DONATIONS

  • St. Jude Children's Research Hospital
  • St. Vincent de Paul Society

Services

PREVIOUS SERVICES:

  • Visitation

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Roasary Service

    Thursday, April 15, 2021

  • Visitation

    Friday, April 16, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Friday, April 16, 2021

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OTHER SERVICES:

  • Committal Service

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Carrie Brady

April 19, 2021

Rose & family,

I'm so sorry to hear of your loss, and I wanted to give you my condolences. Please know you're in my prayers.

Sincerely,
Carrie Brady

Jane Weiss

April 19, 2021

Franz and my son Dan Weiss were good friends. The two of them had some crazy adventures together. I'm sure Clare did a lot head shaking and eye-rolling whenever they got together.

Diane McNeil

April 15, 2021

We became acquainted with Clare through our daughter’s friendship with Franz. I’m so sorry to hear of her passing. The family has our deepest condolences. Clare was a lovely, caring, talented woman. She was always so friendly and hospitable to us. We love Franz though we don’t see him now. Our prayers and thoughts are with you as you celebrate her beautiful life together. Love, Joe and Diane McNeil








Annette Kruger

April 14, 2021

I have so many wonderful memories of visiting with Aunt Clare for various celebrations and holidays. She always treated me like I was one of her own children. I will continue to cherish those memories.

MARK and TAMMIE RADEMACHER

April 14, 2021

Clare will always be remembered for her kindness and compassion She was a gentle and caring person. Tammie and I will always appreciate the compassion she showed when our daughter passed last year. She will be missed as an important part of the Rademacher family..
Mark and Tammie Rademacher

Sandy Wentz

April 13, 2021

I was so surprised to hear from her niece, Brenda, that Aunt Toots had passed. I am friends with her sister, Barb and enjoyed talking with her and was hoping some day to meet her. "Toots" as Barb called her, called Barb almost every day at around 7 pm. She worried so much about her older sister. When Toots couldn't reach Barb, she would call me to check on Barb, being I also lived in Beaverton and knew I helped Brenda and Brian with their mother. She was always concerned about Barb and my husband, Clark and I. Feel bad that I never met this sweet lady who I come to know as "Toots" on the phone only. I was hoping to take Barb down to see her and visit her husband's gravesite in Lansing when COVID wasn't so scary for a 90 year old lady. Toots will be missed by many and especially Barb and her family. I will miss talking with her too. Praying for the family in this time of sudden sorrow. Rest in Peace, Clare (Toots).

D'Anne Golub

April 13, 2021

Aunt Clare was an amazing woman of God! The smile in her eyes and on her lips reflects what a beautiful person she was both inside and out! She will always have a very special place in my heart and my family. She was a very important part of Katie and Sarah's first few years of life and I will be forever grateful for the special love and attention she provided to them. Her home, just like her heart, was open to all. I love you, Aunt Clare!


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Biography

Clare Louise Rademacher, age 84, died unexpectedly on April 8, 2021 in Lansing, MI. Clare was born on February 6, 1937 in Detroit, MI the daughter of Joseph and Clara Cordes. She graduated from Resurrection High School in 1955 and married Charles Rademacher in 1963.

Clare was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister, and friend. She was a devout Catholic who lived her faith and exemplified giving of her time and talent to the church. She used her artistic talents to restore religious statues and she enjoyed beautifying the church and its plants. Clare was a professed active member of the third order of the Secular Franciscan Order of St. Bonaventure Fraternity. She believed in the power of prayer. She donated her time to St. Vincent De Paul food pantry, migrant workers’ ministry, Loaves and Fishes, Giving Tree Farm, St. Francis Retreat Center, and was a Eucharistic Minister to the homebound.

Her family and friends will always remember her as a spiritual, humble, and caring person. Clare had beautiful gardens and flowers both inside and outside her home. She did not limit her dedication to her children and grandchildren. She touched so many people of all ages who became her friends that she cherished.