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Rademacher Family Crest

The Rademacher family crest celebrates my dad’s side of the family who immigrated from Germany and Finland. My Dad passed away last year, and this project has been a special way to honor his memory. I incorporated many of the things that he so loved.



  • Wheel - “Rademacher” means wheel maker in German. This represents being inventive and efficient.
  • Fields - My dad grew up on an apple orchard / farm and became a farmer himself planting mostly cold weather crops here in the US of A and also Mexico (the country).
  • Boxing gloves - My grandfather, dad and uncle were all boxers (Olympic-level and professional). I have many fond memories of my dad teaching my brother and I to spar.
  • Heart - While growing up my Dad taught us a game that we faithfully played every day. We would race each other to see who would say “I love you very much!” first. Whoever did would end by saying “I won!”. I think this is one of the coolest thing my Dad taught me. Playing this game instilled in me the notion that to love is to win. The act of loving is winning. I think this is such a cool insight. Thank you, Dad!
  • Apple - Represents the family’s apple business, as well as my Grandmother’s passion for organic gardening. She had the most amazing garden!
  • Laurel - Represents the wheat that my Dad planted in central Mexico in the late 60s. At the time, Mexico’s wheat had been struck by a blight and my Dad introduced new varieties that enabled the wheat industry to recover.
  • Banner - There’s a poem called 'Tis the Set of the Sail that my Dad would often tell us whenever we needed some extra oomph that also made a big impact on my life. I’m sharing the portion he’d recite:

'Tis the Set of the Sail

’Tis the Set of the Sail
One ship sails East,
And another West,
By the self-same winds that blow,
'Tis the set of the sails
And not the gales,
That tells the way we go.

Like the winds of the sea
Are the waves of time,
As we journey along through life,
'Tis the set of the soul,
That determines the goal,
And not the calm or the strife.

—Ella Wheeler Wilcox 1916








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