EDWARD EBERT RADLOFF
1930 - 2021
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Edward Ebert Radloff, age 90, died in the Fox Valley Rehabilitation Center, Elgin, on January 3, 2021. He was a 1949 graduate of Elgin High School and served in the U.S. Air Force from 1950 to 1955 where he received a Dental Technician Certification. In 1955 he married his beloved wife, Marguerite Grace Medina, who preceded him in death in 2012. In 1956 they moved to Pingree Grove where they lived all their married life. Mr. Radloff spent most of his career in the building trades where he worked as a cement finisher and was an active union member. Later in life he began another career after graduating from Elgin Community College's Culinary Arts program. He had a myriad of hobbies over the years including participation in sport car rallies, dog training, horseback riding, pigeon racing, motorcycles and traveling with Marguerite in their motorhome among many other interests. After retirement, Mr. Radloff spent most of his time in community service. He was a long-time member and elder of St. Peter's Lutheran Church in Pingree Grove, volunteered in the Literacy Connection, was a founding member of the Harley-Davidson Little Angels charity run and was active in HOG (Harley Owners Group), and served two terms as mayor of Pingree Grove. He was a helpful neighbor and had many good friends who stood with him until the end including Bill W. Mr. Radloff is survived by his dear niece, Suzanne LaLiberte Zeigler, three sisters-in-law: Mary Medina (Walter) Thies, Judy Carbough (Eugene "Bud") Medina, Darlene Medina (Curt) Maalo, and many nieces, nephews, grand-nieces, grand-nephews and his faithful dog, Pepe, who never left his side while they were still able to live together. Besides his wife, Mr. Radloff was preceded in death by his parents, Henry Radloff and Ruth Ebert Radloff, a sister, Patricia Radloff Brown and his wife's parents, Tiburcio and Ramona Medina who meant so much to him. A memorial service will be planned at a later date. Memorial gifts for Mr. Radloff may be made to: The Ecker Center for Behavioral Health 847-695-0484 (eckercenter.org/ways-to-give) Lutheran Social Services of Illinois 847-635-4600 (lssi.org/donate.php).




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Published in Daily Herald from Jan. 9 to Jan. 10, 2021.
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