Rada Jim Rada, age 52, of Stillwater. We lost Jim to the wild outdoors he loved, on Saturday, May 17. Jim was a fiercely honest, intelligent and compassionate man. He challenged all who knew him to be their very best. His strong feelings of social and environmental justice were without compromise. He woke each morning with a song, and a sense of joy in the day. He leaves behind countless people whose lives he touched. These include his most loved, cherished and partner in adventure, wife Karen Jensen; his mother and father, Della and Chuck Rada; his brother, Dick Rada; Dick's son, Sam and Sam's mother Lesley Cummings; his sister, Rojean Rada and her husband Tom Darling; Karen's parents, Don and Marlette Jensen; her sisters, Karol Jensen and Kim (Chuck) Knandel and their children, Alysha and Ryan; his aunts, Viola Braa, Lucille Syverson and Agnes (Ken) Sims; other relatives; his students; and a host of friends. Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 AM on Friday, May 23 at GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH, 1730 Old Hudson Road, St. Paul. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 8:00 PM on Thursday, May 22 at WULFF FUNERAL HOME & CREMATION SERVICES, at 1485 White Bear Ave., St. Paul, MN, and an hour before the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, please honor Jim's remembrance with a gift to the Nature Conservancy of Minnesota, or the Lake Elmo Regional Park, or by planting an oak tree. WULFF 651-776-1555

Published on May 21, 2003

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