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Information for William Frederic Radke
11 June 1906 - 19 March 1987
The Idaho Press-Tribune
March 1987

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William Radke
    Services for William F. "Bill" Radke, 80, of Nampa who died Thursday, March 19, at home of natural causes, will be held at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Nampa Trinity Lutheran Church.
    The Rev. Barak Anderson, pastor of the church, will officiate.  Burial will follow at the Hillcrest Memorial Gardens, Caldwell, under the direction of the Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa.
    Mr. Radke was born June 11, 1906, at Golden Valley, N.D., where he was reared and educated.  He later completed courses at National and LaSalle colleges.  After his schooling he started working in the banking industry.
    He married Onah Lea Davis in 1946 and they lived in Seattle, Wash., where he worked as an accountant for the Federal Public Housing Agency.  In 1954 they moved to Anchorage, Alaska, where he was comptroller for the Alaska Railroad.  They moved in 1959 to Great Falls, Mont., where he was comptroller for the Malmstrom A.F.B.  In 1962 they moved to Mountain Home, where he was with the U.S. Corps of Engineers.  From 1964 to 1972, he was an accountant for Hamilton A.F.B. in California.  He retired in 1972 and they moved to Nampa, where they had since resided.
    He was a member of the Nampa Trinity Lutheran Church, the Association of Federal Employees and the Association of Retired Persons.
    He is survived by his wife of Nampa; a daughter, Dorothy Jean Miller of New Town, N.D.; a son, Robert L. Radke of Beulah, N.D.; two brothers, Dan H. Radke of Lodi, Calif., and George Radke of Golden Valley; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
    He was preceded in death by two sisters and nine brothers.
    Memorials may be made to the Mercy Medical Center Hospice Program, 1512 12th Ave. Road, Nampa 83651; The Trinity Lutheran Church, 612 C. Midland Blvd., Nampa; or flowers may be sent.
    Friends may call at the Nam-pa Alsip chapel today until 9 p.m. and Saturday from 8 to 10 a. m.




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