Patricia Marie Radke, 66, of Albert Lea

Published 9:19 am Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Funeral services for Patricia Marie Radke, 66, of Albert Lea will be held at 1:30 p.m. Friday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Chapel. The Rev. Kent Otterman will officiate. Interment will be at the Hillcrest Cemetery. Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Bayview/Freeborn Funeral Home and one hour prior to the service. To sign the guest book, go to


Pat died unexpectedly Monday, Nov. 8, 2010, at her home.

Patricia Marie Radke was born on Oct. 2, 1944, to Melvin and Helen (Puckett) Rippentrop in Faribault County. She grew up in the Kiester, Bricelyn and Albert Lea area. Pat attended Kiester and Bricelyn schools. On June 30, 1962, she was united in marriage to Ronald Radke in Mason City, Iowa. Pat was a homemaker and loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She enjoyed going to St. Croix as a campground host for the summer and Pat loved spending time with her family and friends. Her favorite past-times were cooking, camping, going to the casinos and walking everyday with her friends. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

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Survivors include her husband, Ronald; children: Rhonda (Jeff) Johnson and Todd Radke and fiancé Beth Zimmerman; grandchildren: Brandon and Bo Johnson and Anthony and Amber Radke; great-grandchildren: Lilli Radke and Elice Radke; brothers: Jerry Rippentrop, Richard (Lori) Rippentrop and Duke Rippentrop; sisters: Nancy (Dale) Anderson, Joyce (Mark) Gripentrog, Kathy (Tom) Jacobs, Robin (David) Weber and Pam Rippentrop-Bratten; sisters-in-law: Jean Rippentrop, Joan Cutajar and Elaine Dornquast; brothers-in-law: Jim and Ted Radke; and several nieces and nephews.

Pat was preceded in death by her parents: Melvin and Helen Rippentrop; mother and father-in-law: Edwin and Marcella Radke; brother, Arlo Rippentrop; brother-in-law, Tom Radke; and sister-in-law, Ramona Rippentrop.