Mader, Kenneth J.
Palm Harbor, FL/Wadsworth

Kenneth J. Mader, 71, went to the Lord’s house on August 15, 2013, after a long fight with C.O.P.D. He was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1942. The Mader family thanks Mary Ann Vick, mother of his two children, long-time caregiver, and ex-wife, for her love and attention to Ken’s needs during his ailment. We know Ken would never have lived as long as he did without you. He was preceded in death by his parents, Mary (Sedlak) and John Mader and his brother Nicholas.
Ken was a loving father to Karen (Keith) Ratajczyk and Tina (Nick) Melczarek, grandfather to Ryan J. Ratajczyk, Lauren L. Ratajczyk and Alexei A. Melczarek. He is also survived by two brothers and their wives: Thomas and Joanne Mader; Joel and Jackie Mader; brother Phillip Mader; sister-in-law Kathy Mader; and Aunt Madge Strick (Sedlak).
A long-time Florida resident, he will be coming home to Ohio to rest in peace with Jesus. Ken loved animals and tinkering with cars and boats.
The family will receive friends 5-8 pm Monday at the Hilliard-Rospert Funeral Home, 174 N. Lyman St. Wadsworth. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated 9:30am Tuesday at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 272 Broad St., Wadsworth, with Fr. Joseph L. Labak celebrant. Interment with military honors will be in Ohio Western Reserve National Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be made to your local Humane Society.