Sharon Rader

A mass of the Resurrection was held Thursday, Aug. 1 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Devils Lake for Sharon Rader, 75, of Devils Lake.


Posted August 5, 2013

She died Friday, July 26, 2013 at Altru Hospital, Grand Forks.

Interment at Devils Lake Cemetery.

Sharon Ann, daughter of Isabelle Zaste and George Goosling was born on June 20, 1038 at Belcourt. She grew up in the Walhalla area and attended Walhalla Public School. She was at one time married to Albert Denault. She dedicated her life to caring for and providing for her family. As a family, they lived in several different areas of North Dakota including Walhalla, Cavalier, Clyde, Starkweather and Nekoma. In the early 1970s, they moved to Devils Lake and she would call this home until her death. She worked at the Daily Journal for over 15 years and most recently had worked for six years at Spirit Lake Casino and Resort. She was united in marriage to Leland Rader on July 3, 1975. In the early years, She enjoyed dancing, the outdoors, fishing and tending her flower beds. She also liked an outing to the Casino with friends and family. For the past couple of years, she has devoted much of her time to caring for her ailing husband. You could write a book of the many memories there are of her, but the most vivid memories will always be that there was never any sacrifice too great to make for family and her always unconditional love and support for her family. That was the beloved wife, mother and grandmother whom we shall miss so very much.

She is survived by her husband of 38 years, Leland; children, Mary Rader of Starkweather, Peter Denault, Fargo, Susan (Dennis) Sollom, Fargo, Randy (Joni) Denault, Springfield, Ore., Kevin Denault, Devils Lake, Raeann (Rex) Overton, Fargo, Jack Rader, Devils Lake; stepdaughter Shirly Rader, Devils Lake; 25 grandchildren; 39 great-grandchildren; two great-greatgrandchildren; aunt and uncle, Sylvia and Lloyd Falcon of Trenton; many nieces, nephews, and their families.

She was preceded in death by her son, Michael Denault; daughters, Lorraine McNeely and Louise Bachmeier; mother, Isabelle; father, George; and brother, David Zaste.

Gilbertson Funeral Home of Devils Lake was in charge of arrangements.

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