Jonathan L. Radle
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Radle, Jonathan L. age 30, died unexpectedly on April 17, 2010, in Minneapolis. Executive Chef at the Grand Café in Minneapolis. Survived by parents, Diane & Steve Radle of Hudson, WI; brother, Jeff (Ronelle) of Two Harbors, MN; grandmother, Marion Radle of New Richmond, WI; nieces, Hailey & Kendal Radle; special friend, Laura Czarnecki; extended family & friends at the Grand Café. Memorial Mass of Christian Burial 11 AM, Thurs., April 22 at St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Lake St. Croix Beach, MN. Visitation 1 hour prior to Mass at church & Wed., April 21, 4-8 PM with prayers & remembrances at 7:00, at: O'Connell Family Funeral Home Hudson, WI 715-386-3725

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Published in Star Tribune on Apr. 20, 2010.
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April 19, 2018
I worked with Jon at Perkins in Hudson and he was a lot of fun to work with! I was reading some comments from people on other pages and one person had talked about learning how to whip people with towels - we learned that at Perkins and always watched our back in the kitchen. Jon, many years after you leaving us here on earth, we still think of you and miss you.
Stephanie Bergmann (Copeland)
April 27, 2010
To you who loved Jon and I who only knew him though his gift of food which healed me many times. I am sorry that he is gone. You raised an amazing son. He gave much too many.
chance docherty
April 22, 2010
To the Radle family Jon's Family at the cafe- My sincerest sympathy to all. I was fortunate enough to have had the honor and pleasure of working with Jon at Auriga. His passion for food, wine and all things edible was a joy. I looked forward to visiting grand cafe when I was in Minneapolis and enjoyed all the dishes he created. His growth as a chef at the Grand Cafe was wonderful to watch. I share in your loss and will miss him deeply both as a friend and as a chef.
kim belk
April 22, 2010
I barely remember Jon from his elementary school days in Elmwood, WI. He was a friend of my brother's and even though I was four years younger he never minded me tagging along with them like my brother did; he even shared his pudding with me regularily! My whole family has been saddened to hear this news of an old friend. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this very difficult time.
Jody Harmon
April 22, 2010
To the Radle family and Laura - I am so sorry to have heard about Jon. Such a kind, gentle soul in such a talented young man. Someone that we all will think of often and miss dearly.
Jennifer Kostroski
April 21, 2010
Radle family and Grand Cafe family - I am so sorry to hear about Jon. My sister Madeline has worked at the Grand for a while now and I know how much she loves the entire Grand Cafe family and how much Jon will be missed. Thinking of you all and sending you strength, healing and peace.

Carolyn (Helling) Brownlie and family
Carolyn Brownlie
April 21, 2010
Steve and Family - It is difficult at this time to find words which will bring comfort to you. I didn't know Jon personally but I saw Steve's face beam when spoke of him. Such a wonderful person will never be forgotten. I pray for comfort and guidance as you face the tough days ahead.
Jan Rosvold-Abbott
April 20, 2010
I never met Jon; I'm just a random local foodie who admired his talent greatly, watching him win the Chef's Challenge at the Food and Wine show. It was clear how very proud his family was that day, and rightly so. I was also looking forward to working with him this summer as a volunteer for Tour de Farm - I have no doubt that farm meal would have been exceptional in every way, with Jon at the helm. This is a very sad loss to the community, but especially to those who knew and loved Jon. My sincerest thoughts, prayers, and condolences go out to all of you.
April 20, 2010
We love his restaurant because the people behind it, working there are great talents and good people. We didn't know Jon as well as we would have liked, but knew he was a fine person and a wonderful cook. What creativity he showed. Our sympathies to Laura and the whole Grand Cafe family.

Karen Nemchik & Tariq Samad
April 20, 2010
I will forever be in awe of Jon's kind, humble, calm and talented presence in the kitchen. What a lovely friend and beautiful person you will always be to me.
Alli Simpson
April 20, 2010
My heart is broken for everyone that loved Jon. Such a creative and beautiful man.
mary beth mueller
April 20, 2010
Good Thoughts and Heartfelt Prayers to Jons family and restaurant friends at this difficult time. So sorry for this great loss to our community.
rachel rubin
April 20, 2010
I did not know Jonathan, but cherish his Beef Brisket with Slow-Cooked Onions and Mushrooms recipe, which has become a fall/winter favorite at our home. My sincere condolences to you, his family, his friends and the patrons at the Grand Café.
April 20, 2010
Jon...I will miss you forever. I have gotten so close to you the last 2 years. You loved everyone so much especially Dan and Mary, and of course your special love, Laura. you loved your family so much and never said a anything but kindness for everyone. You were so excited that your neices are old enough to recognize you. You will always be special in my heart. Marlys
Marlys Brovold
April 20, 2010
Our sincerest thoughts and prayers go to John's family and his restaurant family.
Philip Dorwart
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