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1934 Shirley 2021

Shirley Radtke

December 28, 1934 — November 22, 2021

Shirley L. (Davis) Radtke, 86, of Schofield, died in her sleep on November 22, 2021 at the Abbotsford Health Care Center.

Shirley was born in Wausau to Franklin and Hilma (Schmidt) Davis on December 28, 1934. She graduated from Wausau High School. She was a long-time employee of Employers Insurance of Wausau after raising a family. On April 3, 1956, she married Gerald K. Radtke, who preceded her in death. Shirley was President of the Wausau Antique Club for many years and enjoyed attending estate sales, collecting antiques, and decorating her home for the next holiday. She loved hosting organized Bridge Parties and working out in her gardens.

Shirley is survived by her son, Kurt (Julie) Radtke of Medford, WI, daughter, Kelly (Charles) Schermetzler of Houston, TX, her brother, Russell Davis of Sayner, WI, four grandchildren, Eric Radtke, Tara Hornbeak, Joshua Goertz, and Jessica Herbst and seven great grandchildren.

Shirley was preceded in death by her brother, Franklin Davis, and sister, Marjean Drumm.

Inurnment will take place in a private service. A special thanks to the staff of the Abbotsford Health Care facility and Hope Hospice for their exceptional care during Shirley’s final years. Brainard Funeral Home, Everest Chapel, Weston, is assisting the family with arrangements.  To share condolences and memories with the family, please visit

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