Obituary of Dorothy M. Radke
Dorothy M. Radke, passed away peacefully, at Alden Courts of Shorewood, at the age of 93, on Saturday, February 11, 2023, surrounded by her family. Dorothy was born on June 3, 1929, to the late May (Vavra ) and Dr. Raymond V. Shroba. She was born and raised in Joliet and was a graduate of Joliet Township High School, Class of 1947, and St. Joseph School of Nursing, Class of 1950.
Dorothy spent the early part of her career as a nurse, but as her family grew, she stayed at home being a mom and grandma, which was her greatest joy. She was active in her community volunteering at Sunny Hill Nursing Home, was a member of the Plainfield Lioness Club, and was a past member of Our Savior Lutheran Church. Dorothy had a great love for nature and a passion for music.
She was a much loved patient at Alden Memory Care where the staff adored her, and she as well gave her love to them.
Dorothy is survived by her loving children, Jane (Douglas) Carter, Ken (Vicki) Radke, Alice Aragones, and Joan Malak; son-in-law, Carl Zeismer; grandchildren, Michael (Ashley) Carter, Matthew (Caroline) Carter, Heather Baron, Chris (Lindsey) Baron, Jaime Radke, Jessica Radke, Luke Radke, Daniel (Laura) Ziesmer, Laura Zeismer, Steven Aragones, Matthew (Joanna) Malak, Amanda Malak, and Jon Malak; 14 great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews
In addition to her parents, Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband Kenneth Radke; daughter, Ruth Zeismer; brother, Raymond Shroba; and sister, Shirley Joseph.
Visitation for Dorothy M. Radke will be held on Wednesday, February 15, 2023, at the Fred C. Dames Funeral Home, 3200 Black Rd. (at Essington), Joliet, IL, from 10:00 am until the time of Funeral Service at 11:00 am. Interment will follow in Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in her name to Lightways Hospice, 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431.
For more information please call 815-741-5500 or visit her Memorial Tribute at www.fredcdames.com where you can leave an online condolence or share a favorite memory.