Carl R. Radtke


July 27, 1915 - March 8, 2013



Carl R. Radtke, 97, of Oconomowoc, passed away Friday, March 8, 2013, at AngelsGrace Hospice. Carl was born July 27, 1915, in Oconomowoc, to Bernard and Gertrude (nee Wagner) Radtke.


He was married March 24,1956, to Barbara (nee Connors).


Carl was a farmer and gardener. He was a former custodian for Oconomowoc High School, a member of the American Rabbit Breeders Association and was in the Civilian Conservation Corps from 1933 to 1936. He was a longtime member of Waukesha Bible Church.


Carl is survived by his children, Jonathan Radtke of Helenville, Dan (Cheryl) Radtke of Helenville, Rebecca (Todd) Downing of Chetek and Susanna Radtke of Oconomowoc. He is fondly remembered by his brother, George (Luann) Radtke of Hazelhurst, and sister, Betty Koch of Oconomowoc. He is also survived by five grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren.


Carl was preceded in death by his first wife, Barbara; second wife, Esther; five brothers; and two sisters.


Friends may visit from 5 p.m. until the 7 p.m. memorial service Thursday, March 14, at Grace Bible Church, 1240 N. Silver Lake St., Oconomowoc.


Memorials to the Crescent Lake Bible Camp, 2750 Bible Camp Road, Rhinelander, WI  54501, are appreciated.


Schmidt & Bartelt Notbohm-Kreutzmann Funeral and Cremation Services is serving the family. For more information, call 567-4459 or visit online at www.schmidtandbartelt.com.