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Donald Myron Radtke

December 28, 2017 GMT

GLENDALE, Ariz. — Donald Myron Radtke, 75, of Glendale passed away Monday, Dec. 25, 2017.

He was born in La Crosse, Wis., Dec. 24, 1942, to Violet and Donald Radtke Sr. Don graduated from Winona Senior High in Winona and was in the U.S. Army Reserve for six years. He then married Cheryl Ledebuhr May 6, 1967, and together they had two precious children. Don’s main career was a mechanical technician, but he was proficient in many trades and was very talented. He had a passion for his family and was a loving husband, father and a great provider. He enjoyed restoring cars, drag racing, hunting and fishing.

Don is survived by his wife of 50 years, Cheryl Radtke; son, Seth B. Radtke of Glendale, Ariz.; his sister, Joy Quick of La Crosse; and many extended family members and dear friends. He is preceded in death by his beloved son, Matthew A. Radtke; and both parents.

Don will be greatly missed but forever in our hearts.

Celebration of Don’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 30, located at Deer Valley Lutheran Church, 220 W. Union Hills Drive, Phoenix, Ariz., 85027. For more information or to leave a tribute to Don please visit