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Father of Anne Radke Brown ’83 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 17, 2015


Ronald F.

Devoted husband and father, Ronald F. Radke, 73, of Holland, Ohio, passed away February 13, 2015, surrounded by his loving family. Ron was born November, 3, 1941, in Sausalito, California to Ted and Rita (Guerin) Egbert. In 1944, father Ted was killed in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Later, his mother Rita moved to Toledo, Ohio and married Robert “Fritz” Radke. Ron was a graduate of Libbey High School. He served in the United States Air Force from 1961 to 1964 and was the third-generation owner of Rad-Mar Press. On August 3, 1963, Ron married his wife, Bonnie (Cornell), and last year they celebrated their 51st wedding anniversary. Ron loved boating and was a member of the Maumee River Yacht Club for many years. He also loved golfing and was often recognized as one of the Toledo areas best young amateur golfer. But above all, it was his family that meant the most to him. He will be remembered for his love of life and for living it to the fullest.

Ron is survived by his loving wife, Bonnie; children, Anne (Bob) Brown, Amy (David) Pett; grandsons, Allen and Nicholas; sisters, Judi (Jack) Dauer and Jeanne (Bob) Rustic; brother, Rob (Lori) Radke, and many nieces and nephews. He will be greatly missed.

Friends will be received from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 18, 2015, at Walter Funeral Home, 4653 Glendale Avenue, Toledo, Ohio followed by a memorial service at 4 p.m. A Celebration of Life will be held following the service. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Aurora House, Toledo, Ohio or Hospice of Northwest Ohio.

Funeral Home

Walter Funeral Home – Toledo
4653 Glendale Avenue  Toledo, OH 43614
(419) 382-1700

Published in Toledo Blade on Feb. 16, 2015

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