Ruth Radtke

Radtke, Ruth A.

Ruth A. Radtke, 83, passed away Sunday, April 28, 2013, in Wautoma. She was born on August 6, 1929, in Waushara County, lovingly raised by her mother and "father", Walter and Elsie (Schwersinska) Frank. In 1947, she married Wilbert H. Cox. She then married Rolland Radtke and was married to him for 50 years. Ruth worked for 29 years at Wells Manufacturing in Fond du Lac. She was a long standing member and very active at Salem United Methodist Church in Fond du Lac. Ruth enjoyed traveling and made it to all 50 states with her husband. Most of all she enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren.

SURVIVORS: one son, Dennis (Candace) Cox of Wild Rose; seven grandchildren, Michael (Karla) Cox, Jeffrey Cox, Julie (Aaron) Pamenter, Sara Cox, Jennifer (Scott) Evans, Kimberly (Jim) Laughrin, Lane (Tom) Nelson; 12 great-grandchildren; two sisters, Dorothy Wruck of Peoria, AZ; Katherine (Brian) Zamzow of Tomahawk; and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; both of her husbands; two sons, Franklin W. Cox and Wilbert V. "Billy" Cox; one sister and her husband, Darlene (Warben) Searl; one brother, Vernon Hanley; one brother in law, Clifford Wruck.

VISITATION: Wednesday, May 1, 2013, from 5 to 8 p.m. at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home, 524 N. Park Ave, Fond du Lac. FUNERAL: Thursday, May 2, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Uecker-Witt Funeral Home with the Reverend Jack Stubbs officiating. Burial will follow at Estabrooks Cemetery. Friends may call on Thursday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until the time of services.

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Uecker-Witt Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Published in Oshkosh Northwestern on Apr. 30, 2013