Edna Radecki, 90

Published 8:58pm Monday, August 6, 2012

Edna Radecki, 90
Born: Sept. 10, 1921
Died: Aug. 4, 2012

Edna Mary Radecki, 90, of Lewis Drive, Niles, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, at Hospice House in South Bend following a brief illness.


She was born Sept. 10, 1921, in South Bend to Glen and Stella (Grabraz) Jacobs.

Edna was a World War II veteran, serving in the United States Navy. She was a member of Saint Mark Catholic Church in Niles and retired from Simplicity Pattern Company after several years of service.

Edna enjoyed cooking and working in both her vegetable and flower gardens.

On Aug. 27, 1949, in South Bend, Edna married Richard B. Radecki, who preceded her in death on May 3, 2005. From their union survives daughters, Becky (John) Glover and Janice Murphy and son, Randy (Tammy) Radecki, all of Niles; four grandchildren, Tim, Amy, Randal and Rachel;13 great-grandchildren and one great-great-granddaughter. She is also survived by one brother, Paul (Phyllis) Jacobs of Arizona.

She was preceded in death by her husband; sisters. Dora Boggs, Margaret Boggs and Virginia Grooms; brother, Andrew Jacobs; and son-in-law, Gary “Murph” Murphy.

The Mass of Christian Burial for Edna Mary Radecki will be celebrated at 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, at Saint Mark Catholic Church, Niles, by the Rev. Thomas King, C.S.C. of the church. Interment will follow at Saint Joseph Valley Memorial Park in Granger with military honors.

The family will receive relatives and friends from 2 to 4 p.m. and from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2012, at the Halbritter Funeral Home in Niles with a Rosary service beginning at 7:30 p.m.

Donations in memory of Edna may be made to the Hospice organization of choice or to the American Cancer Society.

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