William Glenn RadackFuneral services will be 10:30 AM, Saturday, May 10, 2014 at Danzig Baptist Church, rural Avon. Burial is in the church cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 5 to 7 PM, followed by a 7 PM Prayer Service at the church. Crosby-Jaeger Funeral Chapel in Avon is in charge of arrangements.
William Glenn Radack was born May 25, 1927 in Bon Homme County to Edward and Emilia (Buchholz) Radack. He grew up on a farm northeast of Avon. He accepted Jesus as his personal Savior on March 19, 1939 and upon his confession of faith was baptized by Rev. A.W. Lang. William attended Giedd #68 country school and attended 1.5 years of high school in Avon. He began his career in farming his sophomore year of high school because his father was blind prior to cataract surgery. He especially enjoyed his sheep and many poultry birds. He continued to farm until moving to Avon in 1995 when he still returned to the farm to work alongside his son, John.
William also had a 25 year career in carpentry, sold Stine seed and Shafer Memorials. His pride and joy were his registered Persian and Bengal cats that he enjoyed raising and selling to many.
On October 26, 1951, William married Opal Hayward. They were blessed with four children: Linda, Sharon, John and Diane. Family was important to William and he helped the children with their 4-H animals. He also took his family on many summer vacations.
William was a faithful member of Danzig Baptist Church all of his life. Those who knew William witnessed a life of faithfulness to the Lord. He served as a trustee for 26 years, junior superintendent, superintendent, deacon, custodian for 14 years, junior CBY leader and treasurer. William enjoyed listening and singing to gospel music. He had been president and treasurer of the senior center in Avon a member of Bon Homme Men’s Chorus and was on the school board at Giedd School. William will be remembered for his love of putting puzzles together, playing cards, watching the Twins play baseball, making and eating homemade ice-cream, fishing and attending many family gatherings. He was thrilled with the arrival of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
William moved to the Tyndall Good Samaritan Home in January of 2010 where he was when he passed away on Thursday, May 8, 2014, having reached the age of 86 years, 11 months and 13 days.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Edward and Emilia; wife Opal; son-in-law Warren Broecher; sisters Helen Brandt, Dorothy Pritzkau, Florence Rueb, Hazella Pudwill and brother Ivan Radack.
Looking forward to a great reunion in heaven are his children: Linda (Wayne) Broecher-Pfeifer of Armour, SD; Sharon (Arlen) Brandt of Emery, SD; John Radack of Avon, SD; and Diane (Calvin) Krupicka of Niobrara, NE; six grandchildren: John (Jami)Broecher, Kristen (Jeramie) Heilman, Candice Hazel, William “Bill” Broecher, Justin Brandt, and Jill Broecher; four great grandchildren: Haidyn, Sierra, and Kailey Broecher and Micah Heilman; four step grandchildren: Ryan, Chris, Austin and Justin Pfeifer; and nine step great-grandchildren and many other relatives and friends.