Alex R. Rademacher, age 21, of Sauk Rapids, MN, passed away on November 20, 2020.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, November 28, 2020, at 11:00 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Rosen. Visitation will be held on Friday, November 27, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. at the church, and continue from 10:00-11:00 a.m. on Saturday at the church. Burial will be in the parish cemetery.
While maintaining social distancing guidelines, we are now able to accommodate gatherings of up to 250 people. The use of face masks by attendees is recommended, and we will continue taking the necessary steps to keep our facility clean. For those who prefer or require continued precautions, webcasting and/or livestreaming is available in most situations.
Alex Ryan Rademacher was born on September 8, 1999 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Gerald and Kelly (Mead) Rademacher and left his earthly life on November 20, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.
Alex grew up in Sauk Rapids, Minnesota and attended Pleasantview Elementary, Sauk Rapids Middle School, and Sauk Rapids High School. In recent years, Alex lived in Marshall and Minneapolis. Alex loved hunting, fishing, art, playing video games, and music. He also loved a big steak, drinking coffee, gouda cheese, and making people laugh. He was kind, big-hearted, and always cared for others. He loved everyone fiercely, especially his family, and was incredibly loyal to his friends. In recent years, Alex spent a lot of time reading the bible and wanted to show his love of the Lord to those around him. Alex was happiest while spending time outdoors fishing, hunting, and being at the lake.
Alex is survived by his mother, Kelly Severson (Rick Kleinsmith) of Palatka, Florida; his father and step-mother, Jerry Rademacher and Kelly Vangsness of Sauk Rapids; his siblings, Mason Rademacher of Fargo, ND; Jadyn Severson of Billings, Montana; Larkin and Bennett Vangsness of Sauk Rapids; grandparents, Larry and Loretta Mead of Marshall, Minnesota; Tom and Jeannie Rademacher of Rosen, Minnesota; Bill and Diane Vangsness of Ortonville, Minnesota; great-grandmother Helen Mead of Canby; great-grandpa Dwayne Koehntopp of Ortonville. He is also survived by aunts and uncles: Jen Hansen of Canby; Valerie Mead of Tracy, Minnesota; Adam Mead of Willmar; Robyn and Andria Rademacher of Rosen; Redgey and Kelly Rademacher of Big Stone City, SD; Trent and Emelie Rademacher of Rosen; Mickey and Emily Rademacher of Ortonville; Mike and Melissa Vangsness of Graceville, Minnesota; and Tom and Jane Vangsness Frisch of Dumont, Minnesota; and many cousins.
Alex was preceded in death by his great-grandparents.