Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, CO, 22 Nov 1990


Vona Helen (Woodmancy) Radtke passed away on November 12, 1990 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Denver from lung cancer.


Vona, the daughter of John and Edith Woodmancy, was born January 27, 1926 on a farm south of Venango, Nebraska. The family moved to Holyoke where she attended the Holyoke schools. She graduated from Phillips County High School in 1943. Following graduation she moved to Denver where she worked until returning to Holyoke prior to getting married.


Vona was united in marriage to Reinhold Radtke on May 4, 1947 in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Amherst. To this union four children were born, Richard, Carol, Randy and Amy. Following their marriage they lived in Holyoke. In 1948 they moved from Holyoke to the farm southeast of Amherst. They lived and farmed there up to the time of Vona's death.


Vona was baptized and confirmed in the Christian faith in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Amherst on June 8, 1948. She remained an active member of St. Paul’s until the time of her death.


Vona was actively involved in church and community activities. She was a member of the St. Paul's Lutheran Ladies Aid and the V.F.W. Auxiliary in Holyoke. In addition, she enjoyed hobbies of bowling, golf and playing cards. She also loved her family dearly and delighted in the time she could spend with them.


Vona was preceded in death by her parents, John and Edith Woodmancy; four brothers, Virgil, LeRoy, Warren and Jack Woodmancy; one sister, June Schrage; granddaughter, LeAnn Radtke; and a step-grandson, Paul Krumm.


Vona is survived by her husband, Reinhold of Amherst, three brothers, Wayne Woodmancy of Sharon Springs, Kansas, Vern Woodmancy of Grant, Nebraska and Harvey Woodmancy of Salt Lake City, Utah; three sisters, LaVern Brown of Holyoke, Signa Ward of Aurora and Irene Elder of Kent, Washington; four children, Richard of North Hollywood, California, Carol and husband Gary Krumm of Holyoke, Randy of Sterling and Amy and husband Allen Einspahr of Holyoke; 11 grandchildren, two great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.


Funeral services were held November 15, 1990, in St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Amherst. Rev. John Larson and Rev. Gary Rahe officiated. Burial was in the Amherst Cemetery.







Holyoke Enterprise, Holyoke, Colorado, April 4, 1974




Funeral services were held Wednesday, April 3, 1974, from St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Amherst, for Wilhelm John Radtke, 86, who passed away Sunday, March 31, at Melissa Memorial Hospital in Holyoke.


Wilhelm John Radtke, son of Ferdinand and Augusta Wendorf Radtke, was born December 30, 1887, at Hinterpomer, Germany. He had one brother, Carl, and one sister, Louise. He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.


He came to this country with his parents in 1901. They arrived at Pierce, Nebraska in May of that year. In 1904 they moved to Osmond, Nebraska. In 1912, with his parents, he moved to Amherst.


December 15, 1920 he was married to Elizabeth Nagel at Moorefield, Nebraska. They returned to the farm at Amherst to make their home. In 1945 they moved into Amherst. Mr. and Mrs. Radtke celebrated their Golden wedding anniversary in December 1970.


He was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth; two daughters, Laura and Ella; a brother, Carl and a great granddaughter, LeAnn.  He is survived by his son, Reinhold, Amherst; six grandchildren; nine great grandchildren; many other relatives and friends.




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