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Stephanie Rae (Torgerson) Rada

June 2, 1950 ~ December 14, 2021 (age 71)


Stephanie Rae Rada was a loving mother, sister, and friend.  She passed away peacefully on December 14, 2021 at age 71 at Evergreen Community in Olathe, KS.  Huntington's Disease battled Stephanie since 2009 and never succeeded in conquering her spirit, only her body.

She was born in Canova, SD to Sherman and Blanche Torgerson on June 2, 1950.  After graduating from Deadwood High School in 1968, Stephanie pursued her passion for travel working notably for Disney World, Eastern Airlines, and other travel businesses during her lifetime.  Stephanie married Mark Rada in 1983. 

Stephanie enjoyed spending time with family and the family cats. She had a passion for the outdoors and enjoyed everything from national parks to city parks to picnic adventures in the countryside. Equally formidable was her passion for anything sweet especially if it could be paired with coffee.

She is survived by her three children, Nicholas, Natalie, and Vincent and her former spouse Mark.  The family will hold a private service and a public celebration of life to follow in the springtime when a park befitting Stephanie can be properly enjoyed.

A special thank you to the wonderful staff at Evergreen Community who were Stephanie’s second family for over a decade.  

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Huntington’s Disease Society of America or a donation to Evergreen Community of Johnson County.


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