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Elmer Arthur John Raduenz, 81, of Plato

Elmer Arthur John Raduenz, 81, of Plato

Elmer Arthur John Raduenz, 81, of Plato, passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, at Sibley Medical Center in Arlington. Memorial services were held Wednesday, Oct. 31, 11 a.m. at the Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel in Glencoe.
Pastor Tom Evans was the officiating clergy.
Melissa Pinske was the organist. “Movin On” was the prelude music. “What A Friend We Have In Jesus,” “Rock Of Ages,” and “On Eagle’s Wings” were the congregational hymns.
Elmer’s grandchildren were the urn bearers.
Elmer Arthur John Raduenz was born May 11, 1937, at his parent’s home in New Auburn Township, Sibley County. He was the son of Arthur Henry John and Augusta Alvina Emilie (Kuhnau) Raduenz. Elmer was baptized as an infant and later confirmed in his faith as a youth April 2, 1950, both at Zion Lutheran Church in New Auburn Township. His confirmation verse was II Peter 3:18 “But grow in grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. To him be glory both now and forever! Amen.” Elmer received his education at a country school through the eighth grade.
Oct. 14, 1960, Elmer was united in marriage to Marlys Ahlbrecht at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato. Elmer and Marlys made their home in Plato. Their life was blessed with four daughters, Evon, Amy, Julie and Melisa. Elmer and Marlys shared 58 years of marriage.
Mr. Raduenz worked at Plato Woodwork in Plato for 25 years retiring in 2001. He was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church in Plato. He also was a member of the Plato Fire Department for 21 years.
Mr. Raduenz enjoyed listening to old-time music, camping, woodworking, playing cards, help farming, mowing the lawn and snow removal. He loved spending time with his friends and family, especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Raduenz passed away Sunday, Oct. 28, at Sibley Medical Center in Arlington, at the age of 81 years, 5 months and 17 days.
Blessed be his memory. Mr. Raduenz is survived by his wife, Marlys Raduenz of Plato; daughters, Evon Bussler and her friend, Brenda, of Glencoe, Amy Gomulak and her husband, Ed, of Glencoe, Julie Schuette and her husband, Brian, of Glencoe, Melisa Voelz and her special friend, Dean, of Glencoe; grandchildren, Kelsey Bussler and her special friend, Ryan Clobes, Jordan Bussler and his wife, Heidi, Jesse Tichy and his wife, Angela, James Tichy and his special friend, Alex Brusven, Michaela Tichy and her fiancé, Kyler Kohnen, Seth Schuette and his special friend, Hannah Lemke, Ashley Voelz, Zachary Voelz; great-grandchildren, Chloe Tichy, Gracin Tichy; sister, Erma Pagel of Glencoe; brother, Dennis Raduenz and his wife, Sandy, of Hutchinson; sister-in-law, Leona Ahlbrecht of Plato; and nephews, nieces, other relatives and many friends.
Mr. Raduenz was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur and Augusta Raduenz; parents-in-law, Herman and Augusta Ahlbrecht; siblings, Gladys Bergs and her husband, Raymond, Darline Hoecke and her husband, Glenn, Darwin Raduenz and his wife, Darlene, Karen Cheever; brother-in-law, Melvin Ahlbrecht; nephew, Ricky Lee Raduenz; nieces, Deborah Hoecke, and RaNaye Weber.
The Johnson-McBride Funeral Chapel of Glencoe handled the arrangements. Online obituaries and guest book available at www.
mcbridechapel.com with a tab available for obituaries
/guest book.