Donald Radke


Donald Roy Radke, 81, of Stewartville, died Oct 30, 2023, surrounded by his family at St. Mary’s hospital in Rochester.

He was born July 24, 1942, in Rochester to Harold and Doris Radke. The third oldest of 10 children, he and his siblings grew up on the Radke farm.  Donald went to the country school in Haverhill Township and attended Rochester Public High School. After high school, he made his career with Johnson Printing Co of Rochester as a print estimator and salesman.

Favorite past times for Donald were being outdoors, gardening, cooking and watching sports.

Donald is survived by his son Brian (Shelly) of Princeton, his daughter, Kim (Andrew) of Stewartville, four grandchildren and one great-grandchild. He is also survived by his siblings, Robert Radke (Joann) of Rochester, Judith Franks (Darrell) of St. Francis, Dale Radke (Penny) of Monticello, Harold Radke (Rita) of Dodge Center, Roy Radke (Helen) of Rochester, John Radke of Walnut Hill, FL and Amelia Smith of Rochester; and many nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his father, Harold Radke; mother, Doris Radke Hieb; stepdad, Al Hieb; brother Laverne and sister, Dawn Witter.

A celebration of life is being planned and an announcement will be made.

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