Florence Mary Radtke

Published 10:10 am Monday, March 3, 2014

Feb. 2, 1928 — Feb. 25, 2014

Florence Mary Radtke passed away Feb. 25, 2014, surrounded by her family at Borgess Hosp. in Kalamazoo, Mich.

She was born on Feb. 2, 1928, to Frank and Marie Werhand in Chicago, Ill. On Nov. 27, 1947, she married Herman Radtke in Chicago.3-3RadtkeObit

Florence was a member of Holy Maternity of Mary Catholic Church, where she participated in the choir and halo group an also a member of the Borgess Lee Memorial Auxiliary. She loved traveling, line dancing and making everyone laugh. She retired in 1991 from Skibbe Tax Service, Dowagiac.

Survivors include her children: Elaine (Bill) Carter of Niles, Thomas (Lois) Radtke of Cassopolis, Robert (Tammy) Radtke of Sturgis, Mich. and Laureen (James) Bowers of Palmer, Alaska.

She also has 10 grandchildren: Craig Carter and Kevin (Kari) Carter, both of Niles, Jill (Jason) Dull of White Pigeon, Mich., Kara (Greg) Williams of Orland, Ind., Robert (Brianne) Radtke of Sturgis, Mich., Sara (Kurt) Hartsell of Cassopolis, James Bowers III and Holly Mitchell, both of Palmer, Alaska, Alec Radtke and Evan Radtke, both of Sturgis, Mich., and 12 great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her husband Harry, parents and two sisters: Mary Babiarz and Mildred Weger.

Her infectious smile will be missed by many. The family wishes to thank everyone at the Timbers for their help and support. You are all special.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Borgess Lee Memorial Hosp. Ladies Auxiliary.

There will be a private family service held at a later date.

Arrangements were made with Clark Chapel of Dowagiac, MI. She was entrusted to Cremation Services of Southwest Michigan. Please take the opportunity to sign her guestbook and leave a memory of her for the family at www.clarkch.com.