Eleanor E. Radke, 103, of Munising, passed away peacefully on Sunday, November 8, 2020 at her residence in Munising, MI.
A committal will take place at 10am, Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Northshore Memory Gardens, Coloma. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be given to the American Cancer Society, www.cancer.org.
Eleanor was born February 2, 1917 in Bismarck, ND to Gustav and Albertine (Sperling) Friske. A duplicate of her mother, she was a strong, independent woman. She was very handy in regards to home improvements, as well as a talented seamstress. Eleanor worked as a guard at the local nuclear power plant and often spoke of her time wielding a gun at work and having the best shot on the team. While living in Texas, Eleanor spent her time with her partner, Bob, dancing seven days a week and playing Bingo. After he passed, she moved to the Upper Peninsula to be closer to her daughter.
Eleanor will be missed by her daughter, Sybil (the late Paul E.) Curtis; her two grandchildren; four great grandchildren; and 10 great great grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her husband, Fred “Fritz” Radke; partner, Bob Roberts; three brothers; and her parents.