Hafemeister Funeral Home And Cremation Service
Shirley L. Radtke
June 29, 1931 - August 23, 2018 (Age 87)
Watertown, WI
Service: September 1, 2018
Shirley L. Radtke
Shirley L. Radtke, 87, of Watertown, passed away August 23, 2018 at Park Ridge in Watertown surrounded by loving family.
A funeral service will be held Saturday, September 1, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Watertown with Rev. Todd Iverson officiating. Family and friends may gather at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Interment will take place at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery in Watertown immediately following the service. Hafemeister Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Watertown is serving the family. Online condolences may be made at www.hafemeisterfh.com.
Shirley LaVerne Zwieg was born June 29, 1931 in Watertown, daughter of Arthur and Viola (nee Schramm) Zwieg. She attended Webster Elementary, Watertown Junior High School, and Oconomowoc High School. She married Harvey A. Radtke on November 14, 1948 at St. Mark’s Lutheran Church in Sugar Island. She was employed at Mimi’s Hallmark and worked as a secretary at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Lebanon. Shirley’s passion was genealogy and family history, which culminated in the compiling of the book Branching Out in the U.S.A.: Zwieg Family History. She was a charter member of the Watertown Genealogical Society and the Lebanon Historical Society. She was also a member of the Ashippun and Lebanon Fireman’s Auxiliaries. Most of all, Shirley loved spending time with family and friends, as well as playing (especially winning at) bingo.
Shirley is survived by her children, Janice (Alan) Schmidt of Watertown; Joyce (Richard) Daevel also of Watertown; James (Mary) Radtke of Menomonee Falls; grandchildren, Carmen (Matthew) Schaller; Carrie (Casey) Helke; Nicole (Joshua) Kueffer; Daniel Radtke; Rachel Radtke; 7 great-grandchildren; Meredith, Ronin, Finley, Balin, Felicity, Riya, and Gideon; 2 step-great-grandchildren, Isaac and Amari; sister, Sharon (Edwin) De Coto; special friend, Betty Knutson; as well as nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband, Harvey; step-grandson, Brian Daevel; parents; sister, Gwen (Howard) Braunschweig; brother, Roger (Iris) Zwieg; and lifelong friend Betty Huebner.
Shirley’s family wishes to thank the caring staff at Park Ridge, as well as Marquardt Hospice; with special thanks to Meghan, Denise and Melinda.
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