Leon Dayton Rader

November 8, 1935 ~ October 20, 2022 (age 86) 86 Years Old


Leon Dayton Rader, 86, passed away October 20, 2022 after a brief illness.  He was born November 8, 1935 to John and Leola Elizabeth Rader in Tacoma.  He graduated from Fife High School in 1954.  He married his wife of 65 years Sharon Fae Figg August 10, 1957. They raised 3 children – John, Valerie and Mark.

Leon worked as an ILWU longshoreman and retired after 40 years.  He was a life member of the Tacoma Sportsman’s Club as well as a Safari Club and Upper Nisqually Gun club member. He was a member of Star Lake Church of God (Holiness).

He was preceded in death by his parents and brother Lyle Rader.  He is survived by wife Sharon, sons John Rader (Trudy) of Puyallup, Mark Rader of Fife, daughter Valerie Schultz (Jerry) of Enid Oklahoma, grandchildren Liz, Scott, Philip, Anna, great grandson Caden, and sister Doris (Danny) Hall.

His memorial service will be in Buckley, Wa on November 3, 2022 at 10:30am at the Weeks Funeral Home located at 451 Cemetery Road Buckley, Wa 98321

Graveside committal will be held at 2:30pm at the Sumner City Cemetery in Sumner, Wa.


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Funeral Service
November 3, 2022

10:30 AM
Weeks' Funeral Home
451 Cemetery Rd
Buckley, WA 98321

Graveside Service
November 3, 2022

2:30 PM
Sumner City Cemetery
12324 Valley Ave E
Sumner, WA 98372


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