Scott Michael Raden, 54, of Sartell, died peacefully Sept. 2 with family at his side.A His funeral was held Sept. 7 at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Sartell. The Rev. Timothy Baltes officiated. Private burial took place in the Akeley (Minn.) Cemetery.
Raden was born May 28, 1964 in St. Cloud to Tom and Dannielle (Cundy) Raden. He was a 1982 graduate of Apollo High School, and then completed his marketing degree at St. Cloud Technical College. In 1985, he became marketing director at Crossroads Mall in St. Cloud, and stayed in that position for seven plus years.
On Oct. 12, 1990, Raden married Pamela Ann (Miller) Raden at St Paul’s Catholic Church in St Cloud. In 1992, He joined the marketing team at The Johnson Group marketing firm in St Cloud, eventually taking over ownership of the firm with Pam in December of 1995.
Raden was an amazing man who loved spending his time with his family and friends. He enjoyed traveling the world with Pam, Tianna and TJ, as well as his annual January golf trip with his buddies. He was a sports enthusiast, with a wide variety of interests, including coaching football, baseball, basketball and softball teams for his children as they grew. He was also an active participant in softball and volleyball leagues throughout the Central Minnesota area.
Above all else, Raden’s love of golf was woven throughout his entire life. He played with many friends and family, at hundreds of courses all over the world, and leaves a legacy that will never be separated from the game. His greatest joy was to be able to live and play the game through his son, TJ.
Survivors include his wife Pam, children Tianna and TJ, mother Dannielle Bunting, siblings Dan (Mary Jo) Raden, Chris Raden, Nicole Bunting, Carrie (Steve) Rugg and Chad (Ian) Raden, step-mother Marjorie Raden, eight nieces and nephews and one great-nephew.
Preceding him in death was his father Tom and maternal and paternal grandparents.
Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers to be used in a donation in his name.
Author: Janelle Von Pinnon
Von Pinnon has been publishing the St. Joseph Newsleader since 1989, the Sartell-St. Stephen Newsleader since 1995 and the Sauk Rapids-Rice Newsleader since 2015. She graduated from Minnesota State University-Moorhead with degrees in mass communications (with an emphasis on print journalism) and biology. She lives in southeast St. Cloud with her husband and two children.