William ĎBillí O.J. Radtke, 87

William "Bill" O.J. Radtke of Cedarburg passed away Dec. 29, 2010, at the age  of 87.

He was the beloved husband of the late Jeanette (nee Larson);  loving father of the late Barbara (Ed) McCoy, Bill (Kaleen Morkin) Radtke, Jim Radtke and Karen (Mark) Mueller;  proud grandfather of Gabby, Kasey, Chris, Nic and Ben;  brother of Leroy (Barbara), Gehrman (the late Alice), the late Gerald (the late Arlene) and the late Lanita (the late Len) Hook.  He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

A funeral service was held Monday, Jan. 3, 2011, at noon at First Immanuel Lutheran Church, W67 N622 Evergreen Blvd., Cedarburg. Interment was at Zur Ruhe Cemetery. Visitation was at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Alzheimerís Association, Childrenís Hospital of Wisconsin, the Sojourner Truth House or your choice are appreciated.

Bill served proudly in the U.S. Navy in World War II. His professional career as business administrator of Nicolet High School was a source of pride for him and his family. Most importantly, Billís love for Jeanette and his family defined him as a gentle, loving and caring husband, father and grandfather.  His quiet humility and grace will be missed but remains a part of us all. Billís dream to be reunited with Jeanette is now fulfilled.

Many thanks to the wonderful staff at Jackson Crossings, Aurora Medical Center in Grafton and Vitas Hospice in Wauwatosa for their loving care.
For online condolences, please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com.

Mueller Funeral Home & Crematory is assisting the family.