MARION H. RADKE
Marion (Mrs. Wilferd) Radke, age 90, of Faribault, died on Monday, July 18, 2011 at Keystone Communities, Faribault.
Memorial services will be held on July 30, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. at Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault with Reverend Steven J. Kuehne, officiating. Interment will be held at Meadow Ridge Memorial Park, Faribault.
A memorial visitation will be held one half hour prior to the service on Saturday in the church.
Arrangements are being completed by the Boldt Funeral Home, Faribault.
Marion Hedwig, the daughter of Robert and Hedwig (Henze) Wolf was born on August 2, 1920 in Faribault. She married Wilferd Radke on June 7, 1939 in Trinity Lutheran Church, Faribault and he preceded her in death on March 5, 2005.
She is survived by three children, Sandie (Chuck) Kuntze, of Hills, MN, Allan (Rita) Radke, Eden Prairie, MN and Denise (Ray) Gandy, Colorado Springs, CO; seven grandchildren, Mike Kuntze, Hills, MN, Mark (Amy) Kuntze, New Fairfield, CT, Michelle (Joe) Weisensee, Sioux Falls, SD, Travis Gandy, Colorado Springs, CO, Jaime Gandy, Colorado Springs, CO, Liza (Chad) Griggs, Shakopee, MN, Jordan Radke, Eden Prairie, MN; five great grandchildren, William, Timothy, Katie Weisensee & Claire & Benjamin Kuntze; one sister in law, Barbara Wolf of Faribault and one niece, Lynn (and Frank "Sonny") Zabel of Faribault.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Wilferd; one daughter, Diane M. Radke on September 29, 1942 and one brother, Robert Wolf, Jr. on July 14, 2000.
Memorials may be directed to donorís choice in memory of Marion.
Name: Dr. Roy F. Anderson
Date: Thursday July 28, 2011
To the Radke Family, Our sympathy goes out to your family on the death of Marion. It was great getting to know your family and take care of your visual needs. She was such a swell wife and mother. I recall Marion and Wilferd's parents also-people with great faiths and the "salt of the earth" kind of people. I fondly rememember the Robert Wolf,Jr.family also. I saw Sandie, Alan, and Denise grow from little kids to mature grownups. We are out of town this weekend. My passion now is serving as a Foster Grandparent volunteer mentoring at Roosevelt Elementary School where I'm starting my sixth year with fourth graders. Sincerely, Dr. Roy (and Bobbie) Anderson
Name: MLK -- for Marion Radke
Date: Tuesday July 26, 2011
GRAMA (as I addresed her at high volume) is the best. She was always in my corner. My successes: celebrated...but to her & Grandpa, never surprising. Setbacks: short term and surmountable...she knew it, and easily made me believe it. Decisions: she left to me...but one way or another, knew they'd work out for the best. How do you do better than that? "Expect success, dust off failure, know that things will work out." That was my Grama. Someone who now knows the last few years were just a bump in the road on the way to better times. When I see her again one day, we'll both be glad---but neither of us will be surprised.
Name: Kristi Smith
Date: Tuesday July 26, 2011
I am very sad to hear of Marion's passing today. But, am rejoicing that she is with her Savior. Marion showed me much kindness when she lived in Colorado Springs. I had the privilege of picking her and Bill up for church. We shared many meals together and I have lots of fond memories of visiting them both at the retirement community and sharing time with Marion after Bill died. Marion loved having me over for a glass of wine. She was a very special lady and will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with her family.
Name: marisa espinoza
Date: Monday July 25, 2011
marion i will truly miss you thank you so much for the great time we shared at keystone i loved being your caregiver for 2 years may you rest in peace so sorry for your loss of such a wonderfull woman!
Name: Sandra Ballenthin Van Erp
Date: Saturday July 23, 2011
Dear Sandie, Chuck and family of Marion - or as we always knew her, MRS. Radke! What fond memories I have of sleepovers and just your normal clowning around at the Radke home. A full life, well lived, I know she is safely and peacefully home with the Lord. My prayers are with you - we only have the parent loss once in a lifetime - it is unique. Blessings, Sandy
Name: Duane and Mary Ann Scharpen
Date: Friday July 22, 2011
We have many wonderful memories of your Mom, especially the time when us ladies were together and sipped a little wine. She gave us a special son in law whom we are very proud of. Our daughter, Rita, made a wonderful choice. Cherish the many happy memories of your Mom. Our sympathy and love to all of you.