Gladys V. Raduechel

March 26, 1920 - Dec. 6, 2011

Gladys V. Raduechel, 91, of Eagle, died Tuesday, Dec. 6, 2011, peacefully at home.

Gladys was born March 26, 1920, in Waucousta, the daughter of the late Oscar and Fredia Bartelt. Gladys married Roy Raduechel on Sept. 9, 1961, and they recently celebrated their 50th anniversary with family and friends who made it a very memorable day. She was a member of St. Johnís Lutheran Church in North Prairie for 65 years, helping with the Ladies Aid and Altar Guild. She belonged to the American Legion Auxiliary Post 535 of Eagle for 59 years. Gladys enjoyed the Koffee Klutch Bowling League, volunteering at Old World Wisconsin, being a poll worker in Eagle, and traveling with Roy and their family on motor coach tours. Gladys loved the Christmas season, setting up her Christmas village with her family and baking cookies for the Worldís Greatest Cookie Sale.

She is survived by her loving husband, Roy, of Eagle. She was the cherished mother of Bob Butzke of Eagle and Carol Tritz of Waukesha; beloved grandmother of Lori Tritz and Tammy Tritz of Waukesha; sister of Myron (Mary Lu) Bartelt of Fond du Lac; and sister-in-law of Betty Bartelt of Fond du Lac and Doris Bartelt of Hubertus. Gladys was loved by all and will be remembered by other relatives and many dear friends.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Lester Butzke; son-in-law, Edward Tritz; and her brothers Lynus, Cletus and Gerald Bartelt.

Visitation will be from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service Saturday, Dec. 10, at St. Johnís Lutheran Church, 312 N. Main St., North Prairie, with the Rev. Dan Torkelson officiating. Burial will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery in Eagle.

The family would like to thank Dr. Steven Fehr and Carmen; hospice nurses Marybeth, Shannon and Allison; and the Visiting Angels for all their care.

Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Johnís Lutheran Church (see address above) or the Eagle Volunteer Fire Department, 126 E. Main Eagle, WI.

Mealyís Funeral Home in Eagle, 594-2442, is assisting the family. For the online obituary and guest registry, go to www.hdlfuneralhomes.com.