Michael F. Radtke, age 65, of Greenville, South Carolina, formerly of Lester Prairie, Minnesota, passed away on Friday, May 27, 2022.
Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, June 11, 2022, from 10:00 A.M. – 1:00 P.M. at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe, Minnesota with interment following at the Holy Trinity Catholic Cemetery in Winsted, Minnesota.
Michael “Mike” Francis Radtke was born on November 12, 1956, in Waconia, Minnesota. He was the son of Francis Radtke and Odella (Knott) Vollrath Radtke. Michael grew up attending Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted, MN with his siblings Tom, Teresa, Amy, and Michele.
Mike developed a good work ethic at a young age and helped his father with his business, Radtke Lumber. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Concordia College in Moorhead, MN, and went on to complete the Physical Therapy program at Mayo Clinic. Following in his father’s footsteps, Mike started his own business called Radtke Physical Therapy in Grand Rapids, MN.
On November 10, 1984, Mike was united in marriage to Renee Williams at Faith Lutheran Church in Hutchinson, MN. They were blessed with three children Phillip, Danielle, and Rachel. Mike was a Boy Scout leader, basketball coach, and an inspiration to many people.
Mike’s interests included gardening, woodworking, camping, fishing, and various sports. He also enjoyed choir, studying history, playing the concertina, and spending time with loved ones. He was passionate about his work and learning new ways to help others.
Mike got remarried in 2004 to Luba Radtke in Grand Rapids, MN. They moved to South Carolina in 2013 and attended a local Orthodox Church. He was loved by many of his coworkers and began his transition into retirement on April 1st, 2022.
Michael is survived by his:
Wife, Luba Radtke;
3 Children, Phillip Radtke, Danielle Radtke, and Rachel Radtke;
Stepdaughter, Sasha Stine (Jacob);
Siblings, Tom Radtke (Nancy), Teresa Gregory (Jerry), Amy Radtke, and Michele Deuhs;
Grandchildren, Nicolette Radtke, and Kathryn and Alexander Stine;
Many other family members and friends.
Michael was proceeded in death by his Parents, Francis and Odella Radtke; Sister, Marie Radtke; Grandson, Hunter Gage Hamilton.
Rhonda Axtell says
So sorry to hear of Mike’s passing. A great guy and wonderful therapist. I knew him both professionally and as a patient of his. Prayers for his family!
Brenda Wagner says
Our deepest sympathy to all of Mike’s family….our prayers are with you.
Peace, Brenda and Mark Wagner, Grand Rapids
Dana B. says
I worked with Mike in SC. He was truly one of a kind. To know him was to love him. He loved his family, and was so proud of his children and grandchildren.
Dave and Doreen (Knott) Kishel says
Our condolences to Mike’s family. I remember polka dancing with Mike at the Blue Note Ballroom, I don’t think my feet ever touched the floor. He will be greatly missed.
Lee and Jan Anderson says
As a Physical Therapist Mike helped me fully recover from a situation I was in. He also showed me what class and dignity was all about. It was a sad day for Jan and I when I helped him load the moving truck when he left Grand Rapids. What a great person. We will miss him.
Rich Meyer says
A sad loss.
Always enjoyed Mike’s company. A good guy.
He will be missed at Deer Camp.
Vickie "Henslin" Radloff says
I went to college with Mike! Always a great guy with that wonderful smile!
My condolences to the family. So sorry for your loss!
Dan Gueningsman says
Condolences to the Radtke family. Have many memories competing in sports with Mike; he was always the ultimate teammate.
Had that contagious personality and sense of humor that always gravitated people toward him. Such a cordial and wonderful individual.
May God Bless the Radtke family!!!