Mary L. Rada, nee Johnson, Veteran Korean War and lifelong resident of Lombard

Written by Brust Funeral Home on January 21st, 2016

radaAmerican FlagMARY L. RADA, nee Johnson, lifelong resident of Lombard. Veteran Korean War. Beloved wife of the late Robert R. Loving mother of Jeff of North Hollywood, California, M. Luther of Houston, Texas, Jim (Kathy) of Denver, Colorado, and Robin (Lisa Capozzi) Rada of Forest Park. Grandmother of Shannon (Andrew) Knutson of Colorado, Nikki (James) Vaughn of Colorado, Michael of Texas, Colin of Colorado. Great Grandmother of 4. Dear sister of Bill (Pudge) Johnson of Green Bay, and Tom (Priscilla) Johnson of Indianapolis. Dear aunt of Lynn (John) Andreat of Naperville.

Mrs. Rada grew up in Lombard and had attended Sacred Heart and Lincoln Grade Schools and was a 1949 graduate of Glenbard West High School.

Mrs. Rada was a Veteran having served in the U.S. Air Force (WAF) during the Korean War.

Mrs. Rada was married in 1954 at the Community Congregational Church in Villa Park. She had worked as a store manager at McDade & Co.

Mrs. Rada was a Member of the Lombard Service League, Lombard Historical Society, and the Elmhurst Hospital Guild. She had also been active in Martha Circle at Community Congregational Church. Mrs. Rada had been a volunteer for Meals on Wheels. She had been a Girl Scout Leader.

Mrs. Rada was a Cubs Fan.

Memorials to the Lombard Service League, Illinois Prairie Path, Community Congregational Church, or the Lombard Historical Society would be appreciated.

Visitation will be held Monday, January 25 from 3 to 8 PM at Brust Funeral Home, 135 South Main Street, Lombard.
Funeral Service will be Tuesday, January 26 with Mrs. Rada Lying-In-State from 9:30 AM to time of Service at 10 AM at Community Congregational Church, 410 South Cornell, Villa Park.
Interment will be at City of Batavia Cemetery.


7 Comments so far ↓

  1. Cindy Eggemeyer says:

    Robin & family – you have our sympathy and condolences on your mother’s passing. Your family will be in our prayers –

  2. Cathy Gibson says:

    Please accept my deepest sympathy for your loss. Praying that the outpouring of love and support will bring each one of you comfort and remind you that you are not alone.

  3. Mather Family says:

    Our thoughts are with your family through this difficult time. Knowing that she is now at peace is a blessing in its own. Love to all.

    The Mather Family

  4. Tammy Montemayor says:

    Luther – although I never met your mother, I’m certain she had a hand in modeling behavior that shaped the kind and remarkable person that you are – you have shared lots of stories about your family and I’m hoping that the good memories will be a comfort to you while you grieve this loss. I will keep a special place in my heart to root for her Cubs. Prayers for her soul and your heart, as I know it must be hurting. ~ TM

  5. James Bush says:

    My deepest sorrow and sympath, goes out to you and your Luther. I can’t say that I know of any one, who has stayed in daily contact and shown respect for their mother, as you have. I know she will be truly missed by you all. Neither of us are granite with the knowledge of going to date or the time, what were called upon to meet out God. We all just hope that we have experienced all the things he set forth for us, before were called that day to have off majestic wings fitted. God has relieve her from all her pain’s issue now on joins the tTriumph of Angels, with no more pain and no more worries. Love, your other brother!

  6. Pilar & Pete Covarrubias says:

    Luther & family- our heartfelt sympathy on the loss of your mother. She will always be alive in your hearts. She is in the best place ever and one day you will reunite with her. Prayers for comfort to you all. And may your mother rest in eternal peace.
    Love you brother!
    Pilar & Pete

  7. Luther Rada says:

    On behalf of our family I thank you all for your expressions of kindness and comfort. Mother is in a better place now but she shall live forever in our hearts…

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