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Service Information
Holy Trinty Catholic Church in Winsted
Thursday, March 1, 2012
11:00 A.M.

Visitation Information
Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted
Wednesday, February 29, 2012
4-8 P.M.

Anthony A. “Tony” Radtke, age 75, of Winsted passed away on Friday, February 24th, 2012 at his residence.

He was born on March 21, 1936 in Lester Prairie the son of Anton & Angela Paul Radtke.

Tony graduated from Lester Prairie High School in 1954.

He honorably served his Country in The United States Army Reserves.

On July 20, 1957, Anthony Radtke & Jane Campbell were joined in holy marriage at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with eight children.

Tony worked on The Radtke Brothers Farms in Winsted Township for thirteen years.
He was the proprietor of Radtke Produce for fifty seven years and Radtke Catering for thirty years.

He was a life, long member of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted.

Tony was the Manager of The Winsted American Legion for many years. He belonged to Knights of Columbus Council #8253 and 40/8 in Hutchinson.

He enjoyed cooking, catering, fishing, hunting and raising hunting dogs.

Survived by his loving wife of fifty four years: Jane; eight children: twin daughters: Roxanne (Leonard) Cochran and Ruth Ann (Tracy) Harnit, Daniel (Char) Radtke, Ken Radtke, Rosaline (Mark) Dalbec, Patrick Radtke, Scott (Liz) Radtke and Rachael Scherping; grandchildren: Monica Lemings, Nathan Harnit, Aaron (Lisa) Cochran, Tara Cochran, Jessica Radtke, Giles Radtke, Dylan Radtke, Krystle Radtke, Nicholas Dalbec, Jaiden Wachholtz, Sydney Scherping, Zach Scherping, Hannah Scherping and Nolan Scherping; great grandchild: Aiden Lemings; a sister: Pauline Cady; brother-in-law: Wayne Schlauderaff; a sister-in-law: Fanchon Radtke; other relatives and friends.

Preceded in death by a grandson: John Patrick Harnit, his parents, and siblings: Quentin Radtke, Francis Radtke, Ray Radtke, Wilbert Radtke and Mary Jane Schlauderaff.

A Mass of Christian Burial for Anthony “Tony” Radtke will be held on Thursday, March 1st at 11:00 A.M. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. Interment with military rites Holy Trinity Cemetery.

A visitation will be held on Wednesday, February 29th from 4-8 P.M. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. An American Legion Ritual will be held at 7:00 P.M. A Prayer Service will be held at 7:30 P.M.

Further visitation will be held on Thursday morning, March 1st at the funeral home from 9:30-10:30 A.M.

Casket Bearers will be Aaron Cochran, Giles Radtke, Dylan Radtke, Daniel Dukhorn, Michael Radtke and Charles Radtke.

The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted is serving the family.

5 Guestbook Entries

  1. Ron Rolf

    Radkte Family; I was so sorry to hear about Tony. He was a great guy who always had a smile and a kind word to say. He raised a wonderful family and will be missed. My prayers are with you during this time.

    Ron Rolf

  2. Michael Thoennes

    Jane and family, my condolences on behalf of my staff and me. Tony was certainly a driving force behind Legion activities and a good man. May he rejoice in heaven with the angels and saints.

  3. Amy Thomas

    Although I have never met Tony, hearing all the wonderful stories about him, I know he will be missed by all of you. I will be praying that the memories of a life well lived will never fade and that the Lord grants you a full measure of His comfort to carry you through this time of grief.

  4. Val Landin

    Tony was a wonderful man who raised a great family. My mom and I and my sister, Twylla, all babysat for the Radtke kids and Tony was #1 with the Landin kids for years because he gave Mom a tv for babysitting as we didn’t have one. He will be missed by all who knew him. Good caterer, also. He did our class reunion.

  5. Patty Gustner

    I am Scott Radtke’s sister-in-law. I would like to express my condolences to the Radtke family. I met Tony about two-and-a-half years ago.
    God bless!


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