Diane M. Radke, 66Diane M. Radke, age 66, of Hastings, passed away at home Jan. 5.
Diane M. Radke, age 66, of Hastings, passed away at home Jan. 5.
She was born in Hastings to Fritz and Theresa (Werner) Loesch on June 15, 1945. Diane married Jack Radke on Oct. 12, 1968, at Guardian Angles Catholic Church in Hastings. She graduated from Hastings High School and attended nursing school before working as a nurse in Hastings for more than 20 years. Following her nursing career, she owned and operated of Trophies Plus from 1986 until the day that preceded her death.
Diane enjoyed her grandchildren above all else. She enjoyed following their athletic and school achievements as well as spending time at Maddens each year. When she was not with friends having a great time, Diane was committed to serving the Hastings community, thus earning the Chamber of Commerce Volunteer of the Year in 2005. Above all, Diane will be missed because of her strong commitment to her community, friends, and especially her family. She was a loving wife, mother, grandmother, and friend to many.
Diane was preceded in death by her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Jack; son, Brian (Melany) Radke; grandchildren, Matthew and Kaitlin; siblings, Donna (Dick) Rother, Char (Willie) Wutschke, and Bruce (Brandi) Loesch; many other relatives and friends.
Mass of Christian Burial, officiated by Father James Perkl, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, Jan. 9, at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 2035 W. 15th St., Hastings. Visitation was from 4-8 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 8, at Wise Family Funeral Home, 400 Spring St., Hastings and 1 hour prior to Mass on Monday. Interment will be in St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Cemetery. Pallbearers are Ryan Rother, Jody Iverson, Dustin Strong, Chad Carlson, Tara Carlson, and Tia Loesch. Honorary pallbearers are Kris Rother, Suzanne Werner, Kathy O'Connell, Paulette Rymer, Toots Schmitz, Jackie Rother, Reneé Lucking, Cheri Harp, and Terry Lynn Cavalier.
Memorials preferred to Hastings Family Service.
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