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Glen Radka

1929 - 2020

Glen A. Radka age 91 of Alpena, passed away March 18, 2020 at his home in Alpena with his loving family by his side.

He was born March 9, 1929 in Rogers City to Adolph and Iva (Peetz) Radka.

Glen married Grace (Newman) Radka on August 19, 1961 at St. Thomas Church in Cheboygan. They had a great marriage. She preceded him in death on July 19, 1989. Glen was a Cost Analyst at the Besser Company and retired in 1992. He was an exceptional gardener who shared his bountiful vegetables and beautiful flowers with neighbors, friends and family! Glen enjoyed playing cards and entertaining family for birthday gatherings and during holidays.

Glen is survived by three children, Chad (Susan) Radka of Ocqueoc, Kyle (Cathy) Radka of Flushing, Dalane (Scott) Thornton of Sunfield a sister Janice (William) Buerkel of Linden; four grandchildren, Cassandra Radka of Grand Haven, Benjamin Radka of Sault Ste. Marie, Shane Thornton of Sunfield and Shelby (Chris) Wallace of Morrice; two great grandchildren, Caylee and Jaxon Wallace; and three nephews.

A celebration of life will take place Saturday, June 26th at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alpena, where friends may visit from 12 noon through time of his service at 1 p.m. with Pastor John Shipman officiating.

Memorials may be given to St. Paul Lutheran Church or Hospice of Michigan in memory of Glen A. Radka.

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