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Sad day in the Racing world

Sad day in the Racing world

Postby watcher » February 20th, 2012, 7:56 am

Very sad day in Snowmobile world, Bill Rader lost the fight this morning. From his knowledge to his jokes, everybody knew Billy!
We will miss you Billy, My Family Prayers go out to his Wife and Daughter. We can see you tuning on them sleds in those White Clouds.


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Postby mbenoy119 » February 20th, 2012, 9:24 am

RIP Bill
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Postby 323Driver » February 20th, 2012, 10:57 am

My deepest sympathy to Bill's family. Bill made you a better person just by knowing him.
The snowmobile community and the world has lost a damn good guy.

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Postby ussa 172m » February 20th, 2012, 1:47 pm

my family knew bill for many years.great guy his knowledge was spot on.ray pat pj duchene
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Postby prochamp » February 20th, 2012, 6:08 pm

Gods Speed Bill
May you rest in Peace

My deepest sympathy to the Rader Family
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Postby that 31 car » February 20th, 2012, 6:28 pm

Bill had the ability to tell you what you needed to hear. If you listened, he made you faster, better, quicker through the turn, and on the straight. He had a flair that made you understand the issue and how to solve it.Engines, chassis, shocks, all came alive and responded to Bill's suggestions and input. Not only in racing but in life, Bill advised, consulted, led the way, his comprehension of life, people, politics and time were bar none. God Speed Bill, the world will suffer your loss. Thankfully the pain you suffered, but never complained about is gone. God bless your wife and daughter who made you comfortable and loved to the end. I WILL miss you.
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Postby watcher » February 21st, 2012, 3:26 am

Visitation: Thursday, Feb 23rd at Brainard Funeral Home, 5-8pm CST
5712 Memorial Court, Weston, WI 54476
(mapquest or GPS Dale's Weston Lanes, Weston, WI to find them)

Visitation: Friday, Feb 24rd Before the services at
Saint Andrew Lutheran Church
9:30-11 am CST

Service: Friday, Feb 24th Saint Andrew Lutheran Church
11:00 A.M.

3200 N. Mountain Road (Exit NN West)
Wausau, WI 54401

Lunch following the service at the church.

In lieu of flowers, a mechanical scholarship will be set up at Wausau West High School (details still being worked out)

Burial will be in Ishpeming Cemetery in Ishpeming, MI at a later date.
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Postby Spy-Guy 74 » February 21st, 2012, 1:25 pm

Our prayers go out to Bill's wife, daughter and family members at this time. Bill was always fun to work with, and always doing whatever he could do for you during the race season. Whenever we would see him he'd always bring up the time Shane lemon pledged his goggles in Eagle River and we all would have a good laugh. You could tell he wasn't laughing at you but with you!! Big difference This race team will miss Bill for sure, but he'll never be forgotten either.

Greg and Shane Peterson
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Postby JohnPrusak » February 21st, 2012, 2:30 pm

Bill was absolutely one of my favorite guys in the sport, going to the track just won't be the same without him there. We posted the Polaris press release on his passing on the front page:[url=]Bill Rader Story[/url]
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Postby proton » February 21st, 2012, 3:54 pm

As I am relatively new to the engine world, Bill worked with me quite a bit on my engine projects and gently pointed me in the right direction, always willing to answer my sometimes stupid questions...thank you Bill, I will miss our long discussions as fellow in peace brother.

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