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Grace M. Raddatz

December 8, 1923 ~ August 10, 2021 (age 97)


Grace M. Raddatz, 97, of Wausau, passed away peacefully on August 10, 2021 at Bell Tower, Merrill.

Grace was born in Wausau to Arthur and Elfriede (Lambrecht) Porath on December 8, 1923. She married Arnold A. Raddatz on November 9, 1946. Grace had many hobbies but especially loved gardening, stitching, puzzles, the Green Bay Packers, quilting, fishing, and playing cards.

Grace is survived by her children Janet (Richard) Ehlert, Donald (Julie) Raddatz, Nancy Raddatz (friend Bob Laak), and Donna Bonin;  grandchildren Brian Graveen (friend Lori Mitchell), Tara (Tom) Grier, Erin (Matt) Hoida, David (Jess) Raddatz, Danny (Kelly) Raddatz, Troy (Gina) Kasten, Renee (Todd) Nyberg, and Heather Bonin; great-grandchildren Michael and Richard Graveen, Nolan and Lauren Grier, Lucas and Aria Hoida, Ali ad Charlie Raddatz, Louie and Layla Raddatz, Brittney Kasten, Braxton Lahti (friend Sarah) and Cole Lahti (fiancé Heather);  great great-grandchildren Markus Pirkola, Ryder Pirkola, Roman Lombard, and Carter Lahti; siblings Lorraine Raddatz, Shirley (Allen) Olkives, Pearl Sabatke, and Robert (Bernice) Porath. She is preceded in death by her husband; Parents; brothers Otto (Selma) Porath, Melvin (Pat) Porath, Ronald (Phyllis and Veronica) Porath; and sisters Lavila (Albert) Steckling, and Charlotte (Roman) LaBarge.

A funeral service will be held Monday, August 16, 2021 at 11:00 am at Trinity Lutheran Church, 501 Stewart Avenue, Wausau. Visitation will begin at 9:00 am. Burial will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery.

Our family wishes to thank the staff at Aspirus Hospice, Wausau and Bell Tower, Merrill.

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August 16, 2021

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church (Stewart Ave, Wausau)

Funeral Service
August 16, 2021

11:00 AM
Trinity Lutheran Church (Stewart Ave, Wausau)

Video is available for this event

August 16, 2021

Maple Grove Cemetery
Naugart Drive
Merrill, WI 54452

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