ANDERSON, Ind. —
William R. Strader, 80, of Anderson, passed away May 4, 2013, at Miller’s Merry Manor in Middletown, after an extended illness.
He was born June 19, 1932, in Anderson, the son of Carl and Margaret (Liptow) Strader. He was a lifelong Anderson resident, a graduate of St. Mary’s High School, a Korean War Army veteran and a retired tool and die maker at Delco Remy, Division of General Motors.
He enjoyed playing golf, and bird hunting with the Brittany Spaniels that he raised.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Roberta (Giles) Strader; a daughter, Debra (husband, Charles) Teague of Anderson; a son, William Steve Strader of Anderson; four grandchildren, Christopher (Karen Borror) Morgan of Alexandria, and Alexis Strader, Rita (husband Kyle) Wagoner and Jennifer Pryor, all of Anderson; five great-grandchildren, Shante Haines of Terre Haute, Austin Crusmire, Ashton Crusmire and CeCelia Litten, all of Anderson, and Emma Morgan of Alexandria; a sister, Brabara Hickner of Anderson; three nieces; and two nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and a brother, Paul Strader.
A funeral service will be conducted at 7 p.m. Wednesday at Brown-Butz-Diedring Funeral Home, 515 E. 53rd St., Anderson, with Father Robert Williams officiating. Military honors will be conducted by Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 266. Burial of cremains will take place at East Maplewood Cemetery at a later date.
Friends may call from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.
Post online condolences at www.brownbutzdiedring.com or www.theheraldbulletin.com.