Obituary: Paul RahdersPaul Douglas Rahders, 82, died October 18, 2008.
Paul Douglas Rahders 82 years of age,
Born November 27, 1925 in Miles City, deceased October 18, 2008
Mother – Miriam Packer Rahders
Father – Buckley Rahders
Paul moved to Helena from Miles City when he was 6 months old after his father was killed in a car accident. He attended elementary school in Helena, graduating from Pillsbury Military Academy in Owatonna, Minnesota and enlisted in U.S. Army where he spent 2 ½ years in Northern Europe during WWII. After being discharged he was recalled for one year during the Korean conflict.
Paul attended the University of Montana and later Brown School of Broadcasting in Minneapolis. While at the University of Montana he married Dorothy Murray of Missoula on November 27, 1947. He then spent 42 years in the radio business in Montana, South Dakota, and Minnesota announcing sports and selling advertising in all aspects of radio. He retired in 1991 and returned to Missoula in 1992 with his wife Dorothy where they have resided since.
After retirement Paul wrote for the Daily Globe part time and did volunteer work for Radio Reading for the Blind and delivering Meals on Wheels after moving to Montana.
Paul was married to his loving and devoted wife Dorothy, for 60 years.
He was preceded in death by his parents, survivors include: his wife Dorothy, daughter Christy (Doug) Bergstrom of Minneapolis, son Douglas (Tammy) Rahders of San Diego; 3 grandsons Phil and Eric Bergstrom of Minnesota and Cody Rahders of California.
A private family burial at the Veterans Cemetery in Missoula will be held at a later date.
The family requests that memorials be made to the Missoula Food Bank, 219 So. 3rd St. West, Missoula, MT 59801.
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