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Claire Radtke

October 18, 1929 — October 14, 2023

 

Claire R. (Showen) Radtke 93 of Wausau passed away quietly with family at her side on Saturday October 14, 2023, while under the care of Aspirus Hospice House.

Claire was born October 18, 1929, in Gay Mills Wisconsin to the late Roy and Merule (Watson) Showen. Claire was united in marriage to Leonard R. Radtke on October 15, 1949, in Wausau Wisconsin. Leonard proceeded her in death in October 1971.

In her early years Claire was a dedicated homemaker, wife, and mother. Later in life she worked for Marathon County Courthouse in the janitorial division, providing childcare for her grandchildren as well as many other children.

Claire enjoyed spending time with her family, watching her “stories”, watching game shows, playing bingo, and working on crossword puzzles. She held a special place in her heart for her two beloved cats Winston and Mocha.

Claire is survived by two daughters Barbara Petersen Dundalk MD, Lorna Wiskowski (Tracey Groshek) Schofield WI, two sisters Vila Jean Hart Winter Haven FL, Cynthia Pendleton Rhinelander WI. and one brother, Willian Pendleton Helensville WI. Claire is further survived by twelve grandchildren Mike (Patti) Peterson Glen Burnie MD, Paul (Jaimie) Bassett Ellicott City MD, Kristen (Mark) Neuberger My Airy MD, Scott (Stephanie) Bauman Dallas TX, Bethanie Petersen Baltimore MD, Shawn Radtke Antigo WI, Jennifer (Herbert) Christopherson Wausau WI, Jessica (Jeff) Lato Windermere FL, David (Iris) Radtke Wausau WI, James Radtke Weston WI, Candance (Michael) Watters Menasha WI, Daniel Radtke Wausau WI, twenty great grandchildren, Patrick, Linse, Blaze, Riley, Taylor, Audyn, Robert, Shawn Jr, Rhys, Gavin, Mike, Bryce, Ashleigh, Makayla, Bryleigh, Sarah, Abigail, Aaron, Erik, Jada, and three great great grandchildren Parker, Christopher, and Evelyn. She is further survived by her daughter-in-law Mary Radtke Wausau WI and son in law Dean Brandt Wausau WI as well as many nieces, nephews, and friends.

Besides her parents and spouse Claire was proceeded in death by her stepfather Vila Pendleton, sisters Pearl and Mary Jane, brothers Durrell, Juan, Glen, James, and Robert, children Mark, Daniel, Charles, Gerald, Eileen, William, and Gilbert as well as son in-laws Mathew and Pete.

Visitation will be October 27, 2023, starting at 9:30am at Brainard Funeral Home 5712 Memorial Court Weston. and followed by a memorial service at 12:30pm. There will be a burial service at Restlawn Memorial Park immediately following.

Claire’s family would like to thank Tara and Mark Christopherson for always being there when she needed extra help. We would also like to thank all the wonderful staff at Aspirus Hospice House for the extraordinary care, peace, and comfort they provided Claire during her final months of life.

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Service Schedule

Past Services

Visitation

Friday, October 27, 2023

9:30am - 12:30 pm (Central time)

Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center- Everest Chapel

5712 Memorial Court, Weston, WI 54476

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Funeral Service

Friday, October 27, 2023

12:30 - 1:00 pm (Central time)

Brainard Funeral Home and Cremation Center- Everest Chapel

5712 Memorial Court, Weston, WI 54476

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Graveside Service

Friday, October 27, 2023

1:30 - 2:00 pm (Central time)

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