Anne Mary Radue, of Stevens Point, passed away at home, while surrounded by family, on Saturday, August 20, 2016 at the age of 98.
She was born at home in Milwaukee on October 23, 1917 to Catherine and Martin Zilavy, the second youngest of nine children. She grew up in Milwaukee and married her high school sweetheart, Robert William Radue on September 11, 1940. They had 56 happy years together and raised three boys, William (Bill), John (Jack), and Roger, in St. Louis, MO.
After graduating from high school, Anne attended Carol College to study nursing. She was an avid reader, and loved music. She kept up with her crosswords right up until the end. Once she and her husband retired, they spent their summers at the family cottage in St. Germain, Wisconsin. Anne was the kindest, gentlest, most loving woman you could ever meet. She quietly kept up with every loved ones’ special occasion, sending out thousands of greeting cards and letters around the world throughout her lifetime.
She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Robert; one son who passed away at birth; a grandson, Timothy; as well as her parents and seven of her siblings.
She is survived by her sister, Theresa Powers, aged 101, who resides in Brookfield, Wis.; sons, Bill Radue of Stevens Point, Jack (Sue) Radue, and Roger (Anna) Radue; as well as eleven grandchildren, including Katie (John) Tuttle , Dan (Stacey) Radue, Martin (Kris) Radue, Bill (Jean) Radue, Beth (Mike) Thomma, Jeff (Hubbell) Radue, Andy (Kristen) Radue, Diane (Jared Branson) Radue, David (Liv) Radue, Rebecca (Ashley Wilson) Radue, and Mark Radue; and is also survived by 14 great-grandchildren.
A Funeral Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11:00 AM, Friday, August 26, 2016 at St. Stephen Catholic Church with Rev. Jerzy Rebacz presiding. Visitation will be held on Thursday from 3:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Boston Funeral Home; and at the church on Friday from 10:00 AM until the time of Mass. Burial will take place at St. Germain Cemetery in St. Germain, Wis.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial will be established in Anne’s name with the Parkisonson’s Disease Foundation at a later date. Online condolence may be made at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.
The family would like to extend heartfelt thanks to Ernestine Gagas, Dr. Terri Hahn, Ministry Hospice, and Ministry Home Health Care for their compassionate care of Anne.