Ralph E. Nader, age 86 of Westfield, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by his loving family from complications of cancer on Wednesday, June 25, 2014. He was born on December 11, 1927 in Lake Villa, IL to Joseph and Helen (Tweed) Nader Sr. Ralph graduated from Antioch Community High School in 1945. He proudly served his country as an Army Corporal during WW II in the United States Army. He married Anneliese Naumann in Badnauheim, Germany in 1949. He worked for Commonwealth Edison as a Lineman Special for 35 years in Waukegan, IL, retiring in 1984. Ralph was a member of the Lake Villa Volunteer Fire Department serving as Assistant Chief retiring in 1984 with 35 years of service. It was then that he and his wife, Anneliese moved to Westfield, WI where they built their dream home. Ralph was also a lifetime member of V.F.W. Post #4308 of Lake Villa, IL. He loved to spend time with his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren, time in the great outdoors hunting, fishing, camping and snowmobiling. Ralph also was an avid golfer.
Survivors include his wife of 65 years, Anneliese; three children, Linda (Lloyd) Eisele, Michael (Judy) Nader and Debra Nader, all of Lake Villa, IL; five grandchildren, Brian (Carolyn) Eisele, Neenah, WI, Scott (Agata) Eisele, Gurnee, IL, Robert Nader, Salem, WI, David Nader, Trevor, WI and Derek (Aleen) Nader, Sandpoint, ID; seven great grandchildren, Claire and Mia Eisele, Lilly Eisele, Nathan, Kassidy and Jorja Nader and Danielle Nader; one sister, Marlene (Anthony) Coia, Antioch, IL; one aunt, Ellen Peterson, Lake Villa, IL; sister in law, Shirley Nader, Lake Villa, IL; many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Joseph Nader Jr.
Following Ralph’s wishes no formal service will be held. A private family service will be held at a later date.
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