Luverne Radke

LUVERNE W. RADKE, age 92 of Elysian died on Monday, June 3, 2013 at the Waterville Good Samaritan Center.

Born on July 12, 1920 in Waseca County, Minnesota he was the son of Otto and Carrie (Stiernagle) Radke.  He attended school in rural Waseca County.  Luverne married Ruth Kluender on June 30, 1943.  Together they lived and farmed in Vivian Township, Waseca County before retiring in 1985.  He enjoyed farming with his horses and fishing, especially ice fishing.  In his retirement, he took great pride in mowing his and others yards.  Luverne took great pleasure in spending time with his family.

He is survived by one son, Larry (Roberta) Radke of New Richland; son-in-law, Mitchell Abbas of New Ulm; four grandchildren, Angela Abbas of New Ulm, Lisa (Daniel) Kunst of Eagle Lake, Marcia (Brian) Kral of Courtland, and Lance Radke of Mapleton; and five great grandchildren, Annie Kunst, Carter Kunst, Thea Allen, Braydon Kral, and Miranda Kral.  He is also survived by one sister, Delores Johnson of New Richland and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one daughter, JoAnne Abbas; three brothers, Harold, Roy, and Melvin; and one sister, Rosella Besser.

Visitation will be held at the Prosch-Dennis Funeral Home in Waterville on Thursday, June 6, 2013 from 4-8 PM.  Private family interment will be at Cedar Hill Cemetery in Elysian.