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JOHN MADER John Ahrens Mader was welcomed into the loving embrace of his Lord Jesus March 8, 2017. John was born Feb. 7, 1932, in Wisconsin Rapids, Wis., with siblings, Jerry, Dorothy, Bob, Betty and Marilyn. John was on the 1948 Rapids basketball state finalist team. He was a Valparaiso University graduate and athlete, where he met his lifelong love, Barbara Straight. They moved to Fort Wayne, Ind. to teach and raise their three children. They later retired to Henderson, where they enjoyed travels to nearby national parks. John is survived by his loving wife, of 60 years, Barbara; three children, John Carl Mader (Anne) of Chapel Hill, N.C., Cheryl Scuiller (Eric) of Frisco, Texas, and Ron Earl Mader of Henderson; four grandchildren, Kevin and Karie Scuiller, and Jacob and Ariana Mader; his sisters, Betty Welch of Colorado, and Marilyn David of Minnesota; nieces; and nephews. We enjoyed John's playfulness, bright smile, kindness and unceasing generosity. No services are scheduled. Memorials to may be sent to Community Lutheran Church, 3720 E. Tropicana Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89121 and michaeljfox.org
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