Antoinette M. Radlinger, 82, of Wisconsin Rapids, passed away Sunday evening, April 29, 2012.
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Toni (as she was known to her friends), was born November 22, 1929 to Anton and Anna (Hilgart) Braunreiter. Toni was born and raised in Milwaukee, later moving to Park Falls, Wis. After marrying and raising a family, Toni decided to continue her education. She graduated from UW-Eau Claire with a double major in Business and German. A year later she received her Masters Degree. She was hired by the Wisconsin Rapids School District and taught at Lincoln High School for many years. Mrs. R (as she was known by her students) loved teaching and working with her students. She taught classes pertaining to the Secretarial Procedures and initiated the Coop Program. She helped many students get their first job.
Toni loved to travel; touring Germany, England, Scotland, Ireland and many areas of the U.S. and Canada. She also loved gardening and was a member of the Wood County Master Gardeners, the River Cities Evening Garden Club and the Flora-Culture Garden Club. Toni was an excellent cook and also enjoyed embroidery, crocheting, quilting, cake decorating and painting ceramics. She enjoyed singing and playing the piano, organ and the accordion. She was a member of the St Vincent de Paul Church Choir and a member of the Marian Center for Peace at Perpetual Adoration Chapel.
Toni is survived by her husband Richard; two sons, Richard (Jody) Radlinger, Vesper, Edward (Geneva) Radlinger, Wisconsin Rapids; two daughters, Theresa (Ken Marquard) Mulhern, Mosinee, Betsy (Dean) Peterson, Salem, Wis.; seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her two brothers and her sister.
Visitation will be Thursday evening May 3, 2012 from 5 to 8 p.m. at Higgins Funeral Home with a rosary at 7 p.m. Funeral Mass will be Friday May 4, 2012 at 11 a.m., at St Vincent de Paul Catholic Church with visitation at the church on Friday at 10 a.m. until the time of mass. Father William Menzel and Father John Steiner will officiate. Higgins Funeral Home is assisting the family.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be directed to St Vincent de Paul to be used for the church choir and education.
Published in Wisconsin Rapids Daily Tribune from May 1 to May 2, 2012