Delmer Stanley Radtke
DELMER STANLEY RADTKE
FEBRUARY 27, 1932 – FEBRUARY 28, 2017
NOTICE and OBITUARY
Delmer Stanley Radtke, age 85, of Danvers, Minn., died Tuesday, February 28, 2017, at Swift County Benson Health Services. Visitation will be from 10 – 11 a.m., followed by the funeral at 11 a.m., Saturday, March 4, 2017, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson. Interment will be in the Benson City Cemetery. Arrangements are with Zniewski Funeral Home.
Delmer Stanley Radtke was born on February 27, 1932, in Moyer Township, Swift County, Minnesota, the son of Arthur and Josie (Beyer) Radtke. He was baptized March 20, 1932, by Rev. Paul Gierke at Charlie Radtke’s Home in Shible Township and confirmed May 13, 1945, by Rev. Herman Faedtke at Our Redeemer’s Lutheran Church in Danvers. He grew up in the Danvers, Minnesota area and attended school through the 8th grade. Over the years, he worked at Tyler Corporation, owned Radtke Mink Ranch, and Radtke Refrigeration.
Delmer served his country in the United States Army during the Korean War from September 9, 1951 to August 18, 1954 as a Sergeant First Class. He received the Korean Service Ribbon, Bronze Star, United Nations Service Medal, National Defense Medal, and Combat Infantry Badge.
He was a member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Benson. Delmer was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed trapping, hunting, and fishing. He also enjoyed spending time with family, cooking, playing cards, telling jokes, and his dog, Bud Burton, a faithful companion.
Delmer was called from this life on Tuesday evening, February 28, 2017, surrounded by the love of his family, at the Swift County Benson Health Services. He attained 85 years and one day of age.
Delmer is survived by his sister, Margery (Leo) Pierson of Rochester; sister-in-law, Donna Radtke of Morris; nieces and nephews: Wayne (Jean) Mallan, Michael (Nancy) Mallan, Patricia (Dave) Smith, Steven (Laura) Radtke, Brian (Samantha) Radtke, Chad (Kimberly) Radtke, Tammy (Joby) Radtke-Looker, Teresa (Bob) Minkema, and Mona (Brad) Norman.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Josie; sister and brother-in-law, Vera and Lyle Mallan; and brother, Dennis Radtke. Blessed be his memory.
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