Roy Frederick Raduechel
March 9, 1925 ó March 3, 2015
Roy F. Raduechel, just days from his 90th birthday, died on Tuesday, March 3, 2015, peacefully at his home in Eagle.
Roy was born in Milwaukee on March 9, 1925, the son of the late Albert and Minnie (Knuth) Raduechel. Roy served his country in the United States Army from 1949 to 1951 in the Signal Corps. On September 9, 1961, Roy married Gladys Bartelt Butzke and they were married for 50 years. He was employed at Brittingham & Hixon in Eagle, Wilbur Lumber in Waukesha, and the Waukesha County Highway Department. He was an avid outdoorsman, enjoying hunting, fishing, morel hunting and deer processing with his brother, Ralph. He was a member of St Johnís Lutheran Church of North Prairie, VFW Post 7221, and the Eagle Volunteer Fire Department for 35 years.
Roy bowled in several leagues and played horseshoes on the Eagle Horseshoe League.
He was the beloved stepfather of Robert Butzke of Eagle and Carol Tritz of Waukesha; best Papa to Lori Tritz and Tammy Tritz of Waukesha; brother of Beatrice Eggleston of Mukwonago; and brother-in-law of Marguerite Raduechel and Harold Springer of Waukesha. Roy will be remembered by other relatives and his many friends, including those who waved to him everyday as he sat outside his home to enjoy his yard and summer days.
Roy was preceded in death by his wife, Gladys, in 2011; stepson-in-law Edward Tritz; sisters Helen Springer, Ruth Cross and Dorothy Diehl; and brothers Raymond, Robert and Ralph. A funeral service for Roy will be held on Saturday, March 7, at 1:00 p.m. at St.
Johnís Lutheran Church, 312 N. Main St., North Prairie, with the Rev. Daniel Torkelson officiating. Burial with full military honors will follow at Oak Ridge Cemetery. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. until the time of service at the church.
Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to St. Johnís Lutheran Church (address above) or the Eagle Volunteer Fire Department, 126 E. Main St., Eagle, WI 53119.
Royís family would like to extend a special thank you to Dr. Steven Fehr, Carmen, Martha, Gina, Diane and Julie for their care and compassion.
Haase-Lockwood & Associates Funeral Homes and Crematory of Eagle is assisting the family, 262-594-2442. For the online guest registry, please go to www.haaselockwoodfhs.com.