Emeline “Emmy” M. Braun, (Lemire) Radtke
WESTON, WI – Emmy Radtke 78 of Weston, WI Passed away peacefully on Tuesday November 5, 2019 at the Aspirus Hospice House after a courageous 14 month battle with lung cancer. A celebration of life was held at the Everest Chapel at Brainard Funeral Home in Weston, WI on Saturday November 16th, 2019. The service was officiated by her dear friend, Rev. Ray Connor.
Emmy was born on May 24th, 1941 in Drake, ND to the late Bernhardt and Carrie Braun.
She was a graduate of Drake High School and went on to obtain her Flight Attendant Certificate at McConnell Travel School in Minneapolis. While there she met her first husband and the father of her 5 children, James Lemire. They later divorced.
Emmy was previously employed as a Business Manager for Dr. Ronald Hager in Rice Lake, WI.
In 1994 she married Darrell Radtke, and they retired to Lakeview, Arkansas.
After Darrell passed on, Emmy relocated back to Wisconsin to be closer to family.
Emmy had many interests over the years, but her passions were reading, playing cribbage, crocheting, crossword puzzles, playing cards and games with her church friends and keeping up with friends and family on her kindle.
She loved her “shows” like Survivor, Dancing with the Stars, Wheel of Fortune, or any show on the Game Show Channel.
A win at the casino from time to time brought her great joy, as well as her favorite cocktail, “Rum and Caffine Free Diet Coke”.
She is survived by 5 children: Daughter Cindy (Bob) Kutsi, Big Bay, MI, daughter Lori Webb, New Port Richey, FL, son Timothy Lemire, Barron, WI, daughter Kelly (Mark) Fuller, Sarasota, FL, and daughter Kimberly Brewer, Long Island, NY. She is also survived by her sister Carol Stolt of Harvey, ND, 7 grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Darrell; parents Benand Carrie Braun: Brothers Victor, Lowell, Lester, and her sister Jean Burgard.
Condolences and memories to the family can be sent to: Cindy Kutsi, PO Box 35, Big Bay, MI 49808