Amalie Regina (Hellmuth) Radke, age 84 of River Falls, passed away on July 29, 2018. She was born September 10, 1933, in New York City, NY, to Frederick and Antonia (Gutling) Hellmuth.
Amalie met her future husband Norvel Radke, in Spain. Together they returned to the United States to marry on November 14, 1959. Their union would bring 50 years of love, friendship, laughter, and 6 children.
Amalie loved to garden, bake, dance, spend time with her family, and travel the world with her best friend, Norvie. They would spend the winters in Texas or Arizona and the summers, traveling or camping with family and friends. Amalie was known for her dry yet witty sense of humor, a smile that would light up a room, and for her German cakes. She will be missed by all that knew her.
Amalie is survived by her six children: Robert (Norma) Radke, Ronald (Becky) Radke, Richard, (Joy) Radke, Raymond (Lisa) Radke, Helen (Paul) Kusilek and Heidi Radke; 13 grandchildren: Natasha, Jonathan, Alesha, Scott, Samantha, Jacob, Leah, Emily, Cooper, Sabrina, MacKenna, Max and Miranda; and 4 great-grandchildren: Hailee, Mason, Lucas and Jackson. Amalie is also survived by her brother Walter (Pat) Hellmuth, and her precious little woof, Walter. She was preceded in death by her husband of 50 years, Norvel Radke; her parents; sister Helene; and brother Fredrick.
Mass of Christian Burial will take place at 10:30 AM on Saturday, August 4, 2018 at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church, 211 E. Division St., River Falls, with Rev. Father Gerald Harris officiating. A Gathering of Family and Friends will take place at church, beginning at 9:00 AM. Interment will take place at St. Bridget’s Catholic Cemetery.
Funeral services are entrusted to the O’Connell-Benedict Family Funeral Home of River Falls (715) 425-5644.