William Fred “Bill” Radeck, 90, of Hawley, MN, passed away on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at Viking Manor Nursing Home, Ulen, MN.
Bill was born on December 1, 1932, to John and Elizabeth (Luthi) Radeck in Eglon Township, MN. He grew up in Hawley, MN, where he attended school until the 8th grade. He worked on the family farm near Hawley until he turned 18 when he joined the Army and served his country. After returning from his service, he was united in marriage to Nancy Wheeler on November 22, 1958, in Detroit Lakes, MN. They made their home on Long Lake near Detroit Lakes, MN, where Bill worked as a pipe fitter for the Steam Fitters Union. He moved to Hawley, MN, back to the family farm where he has lived ever since.
Bill enjoyed camping, hunting, and fishing. Most of all, he loved snowmobiling.
Bill is survived by his children, Jane (Roger) Jensen, Cathy (Jonathan) Nelson, and John (Cheryl) Radeck; 5 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; 2 great-great grandchildren; and many other loving relatives and friends. He is preceded in death by his loving wife, Nancy; grandchild, Jake Radeck; parents, John and Elizabeth; and 4 siblings.
Visitation will be from 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M., followed by the funeral service at 2:00 P.M., Thursday, September 28, 2023, at Wright Funeral Home, Hawley, MN. Burial will be at Hawley Cemetery, following the service.