October 17, 1938 - May 1, 2020
John 'Pat' Prader, 81 years, of Pevely, MO, passed away on May 1, 2020. He was born October 17, 1938, in East St. Louis, IL, son of the late George J. and Clara C., nee Wiegers, Prader, Sr. He was married to Karen R. , nee Charboneau, Prader, who survives him. Pat was a member of the Knights of Columbus - Council # 1230, Crystal City, MO, Elk's Lodge 1721, Past Board Member of the Urological Research Foundation, and member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Crystal City, MO. He graduated from Assumption High School - Class of 1956, was a graduate of SIU-E - Class of 1967, with a Bachelor's Degree in Chemistry, earned the rank of Eagle Scout and was a Scoutmaster from 1978 - 1984. He retired as a Vice-President of Betz - Dearborn, Inc. Pat was an avid golfer, loved fishing, horse racing, and poker. He enjoyed wintering in Florida and Texas, watching the Cardinals at spring training, and enjoyed a good 'Manhattan' to end the day. Pat and Karen traveled extensively around the world and had visited all of the 50 states. He took great pleasure in lunches with his old alumni from Assumption High School. Pat hosted many family reunions over the years and treasured time making memories with his children and grandchildren. Pat was forever thankful to Linda for being the best mom to Ashley. Surviving are three sons, Pat (Tobie) Prader II of Evansville, IL, Jim (Sue) Prader of Waterloo, IL, and Chris (Kelli) Prader of Indianapolis, IN, daughter, Lori (Lawrence) Moallankamp of Columbia, IL, step-children, Sara (Steve) Floyd of Festus, MO, Scott (Tasha) Davis of DeSoto, MO, and Jonathon (Mindy) Davis of DeSoto, MO, grandchildren, Jamie, Elly, Abby, Ashley, Kyle, Lauren, Austin, Gracie, Jeremy, Kristin, Hanna, Brandon, Kendall, Kaleb, Aubrey, and Reid, great-grandchildren, Johnathon, Zoeey, Sylvia, Julian, Vivian, Addy, Clara, Wyatt, and Jaxson, with another on the way, past spouses, Jean and Carol, brothers & sisters-in-law, Francie (Rolfe) Wagner, Barb Charboneau, and Richard (Becky) Charboneau, and lifetime friend, Larry Westbrook, along with many loving nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his son, Timothy 'Red' J. Prader; brother, George J. Prader, Jr., two sisters, Dorothy 'Dot' Feigl, and Rita Mae Crow, along with a step-daughter, Jerrie Ranee Davis. Services will be privately held. Interment will follow in the Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL. A Celebration of Pat's life will be held at a later date. In lieu of customary remembrances, the family requests with gratitude that memorial contributions be directed to: The Urological Research Foundation, or the American Cancer Society. For more information, please access our website, www.leesmanfuneralhome.com. Leesman Funeral Home, Columbia, IL, handled arrangements. Our heartfelt thanks to the many doctors and health care professionals over the years, with special thanks to Dr. Alex Feigl, for his loving care.
John 'Pat' Prader, 81 years, of Pevely, MO, passed away on May 1, 2020. He was born October 17, 1938, in East St. Louis, IL, son of the late George J. and Clara C., nee Wiegers, Prader, Sr. He was married to Karen R. , nee Charboneau, Prader,... View Obituary & Service Information
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