Virginia R. Radaj

Sept. 21, 1926 - Sept. 26, 2011

Virginia R. Radaj of Pewaukee died Monday, Sept. 26, 2011, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital at the age of 85. She was born Sept. 21, 1926, in Milwaukee, to Leo and Sophia (nee Solper) Duffrin.

On Dec. 27, 1946, she married George A. Radaj, who preceded her in death in 1972. She was a proud member of the "Bag Ladies" at the Salvation Army in Waukesha.

She will be sadly missed by her sons, Gregory (Geri) Radaj of Waukesha, Patrick (Margaret) Radaj of Sterling Height, Mich., and Jeffrey (Mary Jo Arns-Radaj) Radaj of Burnsville, Minn. She was the dear grandmother of Anthony Radaj of Fraser, Mich., Michelle (Paolo) Adranga of Macomb, Mich., Joel (Elise) Radaj of Des Moines, Iowa, Lindsey Radaj of Waukesha, Jordan Radaj of Ames, Iowa, Kelsey Radaj of Waukesha and Ryan Radaj of Waukesha, and proud great-grandmother of Lina Adranga of Macomb. She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her sisters, Mary Sietzer, Margaret Lisiecki and Carol Reuville; her brother, Leo Jr.; as well as her beloved dog, Scooter.

Visitation will be held from 8:30 a.m. until the 9:30 a.m. funeral Mass on Saturday, Oct. 15, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, S89-W22650 Milwaukee Ave., Big Bend. A private burial will take place at Prairie Home Cemetery in Waukesha.

In lieu of flowers, memorials in Virginia’s name are appreciated to HAWS, 701 Northview Road, Waukesha, WI 53188.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to to leave the family an online tribute.