On February 22nd we lost a dear friend and colleague. Dave Rady was there for many of you when you needed expert advice and honest service.
Dave is widely admired for his down-to-earth manner and agricultural acumen. Dave continues to inspire us to work hard and to be our best.
We’ll miss Dave’s wit and savvy, “Not a Problem” from Dave meant you had a path forward and a good chance of success.
God Bless Dave Rady.
David Henry Rady, 67, of Gill passed away on Saturday, February 22, 2020 at his home surrounded by his family. He was born September 23, 1952 in Greeley to Edward Robert and Edna Mae (Brunner) Rady where he grew up.
He graduated from Greeley Central High School in 1970 where he participated in FFA, Livestock Judging and Rodeo. In 1972, Dave married his high school sweetheart Linda Joy Pickett in Eaton and they raised their family on an acreage in Gill. He was always involved with livestock; working at sale barns , riding pens in feedlots and an assistant to a veterinarian. He graduated from International Beef Breeders in Denver, giving him an Artificial Insemination Technician certification. In 1978, Dave purchased what was Colorado Select Sires , and renamed it Mill-Iron R Livestock & Services. He serviced all of Weld County. His wife and kids were a big part of its success and it made for a wonderful family life. He sold his business in 2004, and in 2005 he went to work for Pawnee Buttes Seed in Greeley and remained there for 15 years before declining health.
Dave didn’t have a lot of spare time but when he did, he enjoyed hunting and fishing. He loved helping neighbors with harvest , branding, hauling cows, roping bulls or strays , doctoring sick ones and moving cows to pastures. His kids and granddaughters were his pride and joy. He supported them in their many 4-H projects and activities.
Survivors include his wife Linda, children; Mitch (Dawn) Rady and Lana (Ryan) Reinick, six granddaughters; Cally, Payge and Shay Rady, Brynn, Kizzy and Cashlin Reinick, brother Doug Rady and sister Susan Pedersen. He was preceded in death by his parents and a son, Ned.