Mary Radatz

Mary A. Radatz (1923-2013)

Mary Alora Radatz passed away at 10:04pm on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 with her best friend, Olga Randall and niece, Cyndi Block by her side.  She was the daughter of the late Christ and Mary (Reckling) Martin.  Born June 2, 1923 in FonDu Lac,WI.  She moved toKenoshawith her parents in 1924 and has lived inKenoshasince that time.


She attended local schools and graduated fromMaryD.BradfordHigh   School.  On October 22, 1944, she was united in marriage to Herman W. (Bud) Radatz Jr.  Her husband preceded her in death on March 24, 1946.


Mary was a member of Kenosha First Assembly for 48 years.  She taught Sunday School for over 50 years and worked with children and youth.  She was a foster parent to 17 foster children and opened her home to 3 German exchange students.


She was employed at Simons Company, American Motors and at Snap On Tools for 23 years in the office. She retired in August 1985.


Mary loved to travel throughout theUnited StatesandEurope.  She loved to sew, crochet and cook.  She also catered for weddings and banquets.


Her home was always open to help anyone she could.


Surviving her are one son, Ronald Christ Radatz, 3 granddaughters and 4 great grandchildren, one sister Martha Spicer ofSwanton,Ohio. Further survived by nieces and nephews.


Besides being preceded in death by her husband, parents, two sisters, Amelia Martin in 1909, Mollie Ester in 1996, also 2 brothers Carl Martin April 1966, Raymond Martin October 1993.


Funeral services will be held on Saturday March 30 2013 at 11:00AM at First Assembly of God Church in Kenosha. (10700-75th Street) Visitation with the family will be on Saturday at the church from 9:30AM until the time of services. Burial will follow atSunsetRidgeMemorial Park. In lieu of flowers memorials to the family would be appreciated.


Special thank you to her loving niece and primary caregiver Cyndi (Chip) Block for all of her love and support.

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