A service commemorating her life will be held at noon Tuesday at Frame Memorial Presbyterian Church, with the Rev. Susan Zencka officiating. Burial will be in Forest Cemetery.
Visitation will be at Boston Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday and at the church from 11:30 a.m. Tuesday until the service.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Presbyterian Church.
Condolences may be offered online at bostonfuneralhome.com.
Mrs. Radke was born June 18, 1924, in Stevens Point, a daughter of the late Elmer and “Mary” Stimm. She graduated from P.J. Jacobs High School and from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (UWSP), then Central State Teachers’ College, with a degree in elementary education.
She was married to Orland “Rad” Radke on Aug. 24, 1946, in Stevens Point.
After teaching in several cities, they returned to Stevens Point in 1956, where her husband, Orland, was dean of men and then director of Continuing Education & Extended Services at UWSP until his retirement in 1986.
She was involved in the community as a lifelong volunteer for numerous community organizations. She was part of the UWSP “faculty family,” attending many University events.
She helped organize the first “Meals on Wheels” program and was a volunteer driver for many years. She also originated and organized monthly birthday celebrations for residents of River Pines Living Center. She and her husband also helped in establishing the YMCA in Stevens Point.
She was an active lifelong member of the Presbyterian Church, volunteering on many committees as a Sunday-school teacher, youth group adviser, choir member, deacon and representative to National Church conventions.
She played bridge in numerous clubs. She and her husband were avid world-wide travelers and spent 25 years “wintering” in New Braunfels, Texas.
Survivors include her husband; two daughters, Linda (Dean) White, Denmark, Wis., and Judy (Danny) Fay, Arlington, Wash.; three sons, Tom (Debi Griggs), Issaquah, Wash., Dave (Sally), Delafield, and Jim (Sherri), Waukesha; four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren.
She was also preceded in death by one brother, Howard Stimm.