July 05, 2020
- 7:00 PM
July 05, 2020
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
July 06, 2020
- 10:00 AM
July 06, 2020
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM
Rudolph (Rudy) A. Radke, Jr., 71, Fargo, ND died Tuesday, June 30, 2020 at Lilac Homes Memory Care, Dilworth, MN surrounded by his family and assisted by Hospice of the Red River Valley.
Rudy was born January 1, 1949 in Wahpeton, ND to Rudolph Sr. and Mabel (Schroeder) Radke. He attended Summit No. 1 (one-room) country school and graduated from Wahpeton High School in 1967. He attended the State School of Science, Wahpeton and received a degree in agricultural economics at North Dakota State University in 1971. While at NDSU, Rudy met Lucille (Lucy) Binstock and they were married on August 2, 1975 at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo, ND.
In 1972, Rudy was employed by the NDSU Extension Service. He worked in Devils Lake, Killdeer, Valley City and Fargo with crops and livestock, 4-H and specialty crops. He was a member of the Fargo Gateway Lions Club and was actively involved with their seeing-eye-dog project. While in Cass County, Rudy arranged 4-H families to raise dogs in a family setting that were placed with the visually impaired. Rudy worked on committees establishing the Jamestown potato processing plant, the Grape Growers Association, local farmers markets, and other adventures. He was a member of the Nativity Knights of Columbus. Many memories were made during family vacations. Rudy’s many hobbies included classic cars, woodworking, matting pictures, pinochle, and model cars. As member and past president of the Valley Vintage Car Club, member of the National Impala Assn. and other car clubs, the family gained many friends in the U.S. and internationally.
Rudy was very proud of his family. His survivors include his wife Lucy; children Kendall (Tiffany), Karla (Mitch), and Kyle (Leah); grandchildren Savannah, Charlie, Griffin and Walter; aunt Bertha Schroeder; numerous cousins; mother-in-law Ethel Binstock; and many sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces and nephews.
Rudy was preceded in death by his parents, Rudolph Sr. (1987) and Mabel (2006).
In lieu of flowers, memorial may be given in his name to Hospice of the Red River Valley or the Alzheimer’s Association.
A Prayer Service will be held on Sunday, July 5, 2020 at 7:00 PM with visitation from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo, ND. Visitation will continue on Monday, July 6, 2020 beginning at 9:00 AM with the Mass of Christian Burial starting at 10:00 AM at Holy Spirit Catholic Church, Fargo, ND. The family asks that social distancing is respected at both services.
Below is the link to watch the funeral mass