Ronald Dean Vader, age 81, of Kansas City, Missouri passed away Thursday, July 14, 2022 in the Good Samaritan Society - Olathe, Kansas.
He was born on August 1, 1940 in Independence, Missouri to Ira and Betty Vader. Ron is preceded in death by his parents and a nephew, Sean Vader. He married Frances Sturgis on June 17, 1972 and moved to Kansas City, Missouri where they have lived for 50 years.
He is survived by his wife, Frances, of Kansas City, Missouri, two daughters, Barbara J (William) Higton of Cloquet, Minnesota, and Pamela S Paluka of Olathe, Kansas, a brother, Raymond (Ray) Vader and his wife Suzanne Miner of Eagle Rock, Missouri, and 3 grandchildren, Robert P Higton, Kimberly M Higton, and Nicholas A Paluka.
Ron retired in 1998, after 26 years with The Jones Store Co/Macys. He was a faithful member of Ridgeview Christian Church for approximately 25 years. He was a loving and dedicated husband, father, brother, friend and grandfather.
Ron enjoyed watching westerns and action/adventure movies and TV during his retirement. In his earlier years, his hobbies included square-dancing with his sweetheart Frances, riding bicycles with his daughters, fishing with his grandson Bobby, doing woodworking projects and upholstering furniture. He also loved listening to old country music, playing the guitar and spending time with his family.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, July 19, 2022, at 10:00AM Johnson County Funeral Chapel at 11200 Metcalf Ave. Overland Park, KS. Reverend Bill Cook will conduct the service. Visitation for family and friends will be July 18, 2022 between 6:00PM and 8:00PM at the chapel. Burial will be at the Oaklawn Memorial Gardens in Olathe, Kansas following the service.