Lorine Radke, 96, of Aurelia died Monday, October 30, 2006, at the Sunset Knoll Care and Rehab Center in Aurelia where she had resided for the last ten years.
Funeral services were at 10:30 a.m. on Nov. 3, 2006, at the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia, Pastor Larry Lemke officiated. Burial was at the Diamond Township Cemetery, rural Aurelia. Visitation was on Nov. 2 from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. with the family present from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Redig Funeral Home in Aurelia.
Radke was born Lorine Eugenia Johnson on June 30, 1910, the daughter of Peter and Ella Mary (Sansen) Johnson of Cherokee. She graduated from the Aurelia High School in 1927. On Feb. 10, 1932 she married Walter Theodore Radke in her parents home in Aurelia.
Lorine was an active member of the St. Paul Lutheran Church in Aurelia and also a longtime member of the Ladies Aid. She was a member of the Diamond Doers and Federated Women's Club. Lorine enjoyed playing Bridge and five hundred, cooking, gardening, crafts, and especially spending time with her family and grandchildren.
Preceding Lorine in death were her parents, her husband Walter on June 24, 1973, three sisters, Mabel Johnson, Pearl Davis, and Alice Larson, four brothers, Clarence, Robert, Arthur, and her twin brother Loren Johnson.
Survivors include her daughter Janadene and her husband Brian Harvey of Iowa City, one son, Douglas and his wife Barb Radke of Aurelia, four grandchildren, Jamin and her husband Adam Manatt, Jessica Radke, Ryan Radke and Jana Radke, many nieces and nephews, and other relatives and friends.