Roberta “Bobbie” Rades
Beloved mother, sister, grandmother, passed into peace August 9th, 2022, age 77. Roberta was born February 1st, 1945 to Kathryn and Rueben Rades in Green Bay, WI. She graduated Shawano High School in 1963 and worked in her parents’ restaurant for some time. Her kind and helpful nature inspired her to become a CNA. But her love and affinity for children truly filled her soul. She returned to school to get her Early Childhood Certification for Day Care. She worked with the infants at St. Vincent’s Day Care for 5 years before taking care of children in her home.
Roberta was a sweet and loving soul, a mother to everyone. Many knew her as “Ma”. Her warm eyes caring smile, and inviting embrace were known to all who crossed he path. She had a great sense of humor and loved to laugh. She enjoyed dancing, singing with family, vacationing in Clearwater, FL, supporting the V.F.W., and lending an ear or offering good advice to anyone in need. In her more quiet moments she expressed her talent for writing through the many beautiful, inspirational, heart-felt poems she left behind.
Her memory lives on through her daughters, Kathleen & Molly O’Connor, her siblings, Joanne Montoure & Greg Rades, her grandsons, Logan Smith & Alex Ramirez, and all those whose lives she touched. She was preceded in death by her parents and sisters, Nancy Groenier & Gwendolyn Harrop.
A Celebration of Life party will be held on August 21st, 2022 at Shawano Lake County Park from 12 - 4pm. All are welcomed to come, share stories, laugh, sing, and celebrate her beautiful spirit.