Georgia Bulletin

The Newspaper of the Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta


Deacon Edward D. Rademacher, of St. Monica Church, dies

Published September 23, 2016

DULUTH—Deacon Edward D. Rademacher died on Tuesday, Sept. 13. He was 69.

Deacon Edward D. Rademacher

Deacon Edward D. Rademacher

Deacon Rademacher was married to his wife, Jo Ann, his high school sweetheart, for over 44 years and was a father and grandfather. A retired financial analyst, he was ordained to the permanent diaconate for the Archdiocese of Atlanta on Feb. 8, 2008, and served at St. Monica Church in Duluth since his ordination. He was also a member of the secular Franciscan order and belonged to the Fraternity of the Stigmata of St. Francis meeting at St. Monica Church. He resided in Sugar Hill.

Born May 22, 1947, in Newman, California, he received a bachelor of science in accounting and finance from Oregon State University and a master’s in business administration in finance from Golden Gate University, San Francisco. In his profession he worked for 31 years with Weyerhaeuser Co. as a controller and financial analyst in the timber and wood products industry on the West Coast and in the South and then as controller for Panolam Industries in Norcross.

The funeral Mass was celebrated on Monday, Sept. 19, at St. Monica Church with Father Jack Durkin, pastor, as celebrant. Interment followed in Honey Creek Woodlands in Conyers.

He is survived by his wife, Jo Ann; his two daughters, Sarah Harrison of Cumming and Heather Rademacher of Cromwell, Connecticut; his four grandchildren, Carter, Maxwell, Jackson and Samuel; and his sister, Ann Vonderau of Graham, Washington.