Darlene Raduenz, age 78, of Glencoe, passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017, at the Glencoe Regional Health Service Long Term Care in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Funeral Services will be held Wednesday, August 9, 2017, 11:00 A.M., at First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota with interment at the church cemetery.
Visitation will be held Tuesday, August 8, 2017, from 4: 00 – 8:00 P.M. at Johnson McBride Funeral Chapel and will continue one hour prior the service at the church on Wednesday.
Darlene Erna (Wacker) Raduenz was born on May 14, 1939, in Green Isle, Minnesota. She was the daughter of Emil and Louise (Baessler) Wacker. Darlene was baptized as an infant on May 27, 1939, by Pastor Rattmann, and was later confirmed in her faith as a youth on April 21, 1953, by Pastor Arndt both at Zion Lutheran Church in Green Isle, Minnesota. She received her education at a country school.
On October 12, 1956, Darlene was united in marriage to Darwin Raduenz by Pastor Malotky at the church parsonage in Green Isle, Minnesota. This marriage was blessed with five children, Roger, Linda, Gary, Kevin and Kathy. Darlene grew up in Green Isle and Arlington, Minnesota. The couple moved to Glencoe, Minnesota, in 1960, and then in 1965, made their home on their hobby farm. They shared over 55 years of marriage until Darwin passed away on February 21, 2012.
Darlene was a housewife while her children were growing up. She then was employed at Green Giant, Tonka Toys and in the dietary department at Glencoe Regional Health Services. She was a member of First Evangelical Lutheran Church in Glencoe, Minnesota.
Darlene enjoyed her cats, crocheting, gardening, word puzzles and spending time up north where she had land. She especially cherished the time spent with her family and friends.
Darlene passed away on Friday, August 4, 2017, at Glencoe Regional Health Services in Glencoe, Minnesota, at the age of 78 years, 2 months and 21 days.
Blessed be her memory.
Darlene is survived by her:
Children, Roger Raduenz of Glencoe, MN,
Linda Tassinari and her husband, Mike, of Glencoe, MN,
Gary Raduenz and his wife, Diane, of Glencoe, MN,
Kevin Raduenz and his girlfriend, Donna, of Glencoe, MN,
Kathy Raduenz of Willmar, MN;
Grandchildren, Lorelei Raduenz of Glencoe, MN,
Jennifer Silva of Glencoe, MN,
Nathan Raduenz and his wife, Becca, of Little Falls, MN,
Nic Raduenz and his wife, Crissy, of Litchfield, MN;
12 Great Grandchildren;
Sisters, Laverne Lehmberg of Glencoe, MN,
Helen Quast of Arlington, MN,
Janice Shaughnessy and her husband, Bob, of Belle Plaine, MN;
Brother, Donald Wacker and his wife, Marlys, of Glencoe, MN;
Sisters-In-Laws, Erma Pagel of Glencoe, MN,
Karen Cheever of Glencoe, MN;
Brothers-In-Laws, Elmer Raduenz and his wife, Marlys, of Plato, MN,
Dennis Raduenz and his wife, Sandy, of Hutchinson, MN;
Nieces, Nephews, other relatives and many friends.
Darlene is preceded in death by her Parents, Emil and Louise Wacker; Husband, Darwin Raduenz; Grandson, Joseph Skelton; Granddaughter, Stephanie Raduenz; Sisters, Dora Mueller, Elvera Mathwig, Rosella Hardel; Brothers-In-Law and Sisters-In-Law.