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April 22, 2015
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1119 Meade Ave. 786-7787
613 7th Street
Prosser, WA 99350
509-786-1711
William "Bill" McKinley Brader
October 18, 1917 April 14, 2015
William "Bill" McKinley Brader, 97 of Prosser, died Tuesday, April 14, 2015 at Willow Springs Care and Rehabilitation in Yakima.
Bill, the youngest of five children, was born in Ralston, OK, to Fred Carl and Nora (Lawson) Brader on October 18, 1917.  His early years were spent in OK, TX and WA where he graduated from Toppenish High School in 1936.  Bill served in the Army Air Corps, Dec 1941-Nov 1945 as a flight instructor attaining the rank of 1st Lt.  On April 8, 1942, he married Laura Schultz in Wichita Falls, TX .
Bill was a life member of the American Legion Post #20.  The American Legion was always an important part of his life. He attended Dept. Conventions as a delegate from the local post for many years.  Bill was elected Washington Dept. Commander for 1973-1974.  He was a member and past Chef De Gare of 40 & 8 #134 and a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles #2647.
In 1949, Bill's application to the Northern Pacific Railroad was accepted and he purchased 80 acres in the Roza Irrigation Project.  The land was cleared of sagebrush to be ready for water delivery in 1950.  The first crops were alfalfa, sugar beets, potatoes and beans.  From the late 1950's and early 1960's the farm was leased out while Bill was the first manager of the Prosser Bowl built by the American Legion Post #20.  In the mid 1960's, he returned to farming.  Little by little the entire acreage was planted to several varieties of apples.  Bill served on the Board of Directors of the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Service for three terms and served as Chairman his last term.
Bill is survived by his wife, Laura of seventy-three years; children, Beverley Labusohr (Gary) of Pullman, James Brader (Kay) and Lori Still (Dan), both of Prosser; grandchildren, Thor Osborn (Julia), Jeffrey Still, Jonathan Still (Jodee), Jean Labusohr, Heather Atterberry (Andrew) and Tamara Brader; and great-grandchildren, Haley Labusohr,  Aiden and Adalyn Atterberry, and Kyleigh, Delaney, Courtney and Justin Still.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Carl and Fred; sisters, Rachel and Claudia; and grandson, William Brader Labusohr in 2011.
A viewing will be held from 3-7 p.m. on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at Prosser Funeral Home.  A Graveside Service, with full Military Honors, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, April 22, 2015 at the Prosser Cemetery.  A Memorial Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. at the Messiah Lutheran Church, 801 Luther Lane, in Prosser with a reception following.
In lieu of flowers, the family suggests contributions in Bill's memory be made to the Prosser Eagles Toy Drive, PO Box 669, Prosser, WA 99350 or to the donor's charity of choice.
You may leave an online message of condolence for the family at www.prosserfuneralhome.com
     
 
Jean Marie Overdorf
May 15, 1941 April 8, 2015
Jean Marie Overdorf, daughter of Yahweh, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother and educator, went to be with her Heavenly Father on April 8, 2015, surrounded by her family.
At the age of 73, she died of cancer after three years of discomfort.
Jean was born May 15, 1941 in Chicago, Illinois. The family relocated to a farm near Prosser, Washington in 1947, where she attended all twelve years of school graduating in 1959.
After graduating from Central Washington College in1963 with a degree in Home Economics, she married Roland Overdorf, of Grandview, Washington, and they spent the next thirty years living overseas serving the United States government in civilian positions.
She's survived by her husband, Roland, her two sons, Craig (Christy) and Brent (Sylvia), five grand daughters (Jessica, Erica, Meredith, Madison, & Makenzie), two great grandchildren (Aiden & Abby), her two sisters Marudie Cabanyog and Peggy Patrick, and a host of other family and loved ones.
Jean was an educator her entire life, first as a teacher and later as an educational therapist. In her spare time she enjoyed scrapbooking and grooming a horse named Moon Dancer.  Last year, her book My Name Is Yahweh was published.
A "Celebration of Life" service will be held at Living Hope Church located at 2711 N.E. Andresen Rd., Vancouver, Wash., on May 15, at 2 p.m.
Death Notice
Joseph (Joe) C Walker 79, died April 14 at his home in Aylett, VA. He was born in Shreveport, LA and lived in Prosser for 19 years. He was a retired Project Manager for Marriott Hotels, building hotels in Palm Springs and Carmel, CA. However, his passion was customizing Harley Davidson motorcycles for which he won many awards.