Douglas D. Radtke, 73, Stevens Point, a former professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP) and a former member of the Portage County Board of Supervisors, died Tuesday, July 24, 2012, at his home, while under the care of Ministry Home Care-Hospice Services.
There will be no services.
Memorials in his name should be given to the UWSP Foundation or the Humane Society of Portage County.
Pisarski Community Funeral Home and Cremation Center of Plover assisted the family with arrangements. Condolences may be offered online at www.pisarskifuneralhome.com
Mr. Radtke was born Nov. 6, 1938, in New London, a son of the late Max and Alice (Anderson) Radtke. He attended schools in Manawa. He received a bachelor of science degree in chemistry from UWSP in 1961. He received a doctorate in physical chemistry from the UW-Madison in 1966.
He served in the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged.
He was married to Marcy Halkowski on July 25, 1987, in Stevens Point.
Mr. Radtke was a chemistry professor at UWSP for 38 years, retiring in 1995. While teaching chemistry at UWSP, he also worked as assistant vice chancellor for business affairs.
He served his community on various local government boards and committees, most recently on the Portage County Board of Supervisors.
He was a charter member of the Professor’s Investment Club and an emeritus member of the American Chemical Society where he served as the chair and as national councilor of the Central Wisconsin Section.
After retiring from the university, he pursued a lifelong passion for country life, as he and his wife lived and worked for 16 years on their extensive hobby farm.
Survivors include his wife; two daughters, Robin Radtke and Rene Fitch; three stepdaughters, Rhonda (Joel) Rudicil, Lori Daniels and Sandi (Dan) Lundt; one stepson, David (Debbie) Fritsch; one brother, Jerry (Teri); one sister, Donna (Harland) Schellin; and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.