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Gladys Monica Radtke

March 10, 1923 — November 17, 2015

Gladys Radtke, age 92, of Neillsville, WI died Tuesday, November 17, 2015 at the Neillsville Care and Rehabilitation Center.Gladys Monica Obrzut was born on March 10, 1923 in Chicago, IL the daughter of Edward and Katherine (Mikolajczyk) Obrzut. She graduated as valedictorian at both Edwards Grade School and Kelly High School in Chicago. On May 20, 1943 she was united in marriage to Griffith Radtke at Mary Queen of Heaven Church in Cicero, IL. Gladys worked as a bookkeeper and tax preparer, but mostly as a homemaker, raising her family of three. In 1981, they retired to Neillsville and resided on Owen Avenue.In her leisure time, she enjoyed doing puzzles, reading, playing bingo, and sewing, which included a king-sized quilt. She enjoyed traveling with Griffith in their Apache camper. They traveled all over Canada and the United States from Prince Edward Island in the east to Lake Louise in the west.She was a member of St. Mary's Catholic Church in Neillsville and was active within the church as an offertory counter and statement preparer.Gladys will always be known as a selfless, happy outgoing person, always willing to help another person with whatever they may need.She is survived by three children, Nancy (John "Jay") Vysoky of Neillsville, WI, James Radtke of Naples, FL and Mark (Linda) Radtke of Western Springs, IL, seven grandchildren, Wendy (Tamara Dinkel) Vysoky, Christine (John) Riske, Lori (Tom) Maloney, Brian Radtke, Jason Radtke, Thomas Radtke and Alex Radtke, ten great grandchildren and three great great grandchildren. She is also survived by two sisters, Helen Lewis of Chicago, IL and Wanda Rosenbaugh of Omaha, NE and many nieces and nephews.She was preceded in death by her husband, Griffith, her parents and five siblings.A Mass of Christian Burial for Gladys will be held at 12:00 p.m., Saturday, November 21, 2015 at St. Mary's Catholic Church. The Celebrant is Rev. Varkey V. Joseph. Music will be provided by Vicente Cortez, organist and St. Mary's Choir. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Saturday at the Church.Casket Bearers are: John Riske, Tom Maloney, Jay Vysoky, Mark Radtke, James Radtke and Thomas Radtke.Online Condolences may be made at www.geschefh.com. The Gesche Funeral Home is assisting Gladys's family with Funeral arrangements.Funeral Home:Gesche Funeral Home4 South Grand AvenueNeillsville, WIUS 54456
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