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Blanche J Radle

Blanche J Radle

Blanche J. Radle, age 86 of Arkansaw, died peacefully on Sunday, January 17, 2021 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire with her family by her side.

Blanche was born on February 15, 1934 in Durand. She was the daughter of Albert and Mary Bauer and grew up in the Lima community. Blanche graduated from Sacred Heart High School in Lima in 1952. She was employed at Wisconsin Bell Telephone Co. in Eau Claire from 1952 to 1958. On January 11, 1958, Blanche married Harvey Radle at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Lima. Blanche and Harvey farmed in Arkansaw until their partial retirement in 1995. She took pride in her children and loved being with her grandchildren. Blanche was an active member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arkansaw where she taught CCD for 38 years. She was active in St. Anne’s Altar Society, was minister of Eucharist, lector and member of the church choir. Blanche also participated in all of her children’s activities and sports at school.

Blanche loved to take her grandkids on hikes to Toad’s Peak and her grandkids will always remember her spoiling them with pizza, ice cream and a drawer full of candy and chocolate. She loved the beauty of nature, gardening and flowers. Her family, faith and friends were her priorities.

Blanche is survived by her husband of 63 years, Harvey; children Randy (Pat) of Menomonie, Rod (Deb) of Plum City, Curt (Sharlene Dock) of Durand, Chris (Dana) of Arkansaw, Wayne of Arkansaw and Mary (Larry) of Lake City, MN; 10 grandchildren Lindsey, Derek, Logan, Lawton, Lexie, Autumn, Zoey, Maisie, Riley and Josie; Three great grandchildren Kiya, Poppy and River; three sisters; Veronica Caturia, Joan Sweeney and Karen Rubesch; Special friend, Eileen Kitzerow; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her parents, Albert and Mary; brothers Jerome and Benedict Bauer; one sister Rita Bauer; nephews Gregory Sweeney and Jeff Bauer and niece Becky Sweeney.

Public visitation will be 10:00AM – 10:45AM Thursday, January 21, 2021 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Arkansaw. Private family mass will be held. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Evelyn and Larry Pichler

    We send our deepest condolences and prayers . Her beautiful smile will always be remembered.

  2. Darrel & Cleo Gibson

    Our prayers and sympathy to the families of Blanche.
    Thinking of her as my first cousin, growing up on a
    farm not far from the Weissinger farm. A great person and did so many things for church and families. May she rest in peace.

  3. Jennifer Nickowski

    My deepest sympathies to the Radle family. I have so many fond memories of Blanche. Teaching me CCD or while playing cards at the house. Keep the memories always. Much love to all.

  4. Kathy Luebker

    Dear Radle Family, I am so sorry to hear of your loss. My deepest sympathy to each of you. Blanche was a very gracious lady. I will miss seeing her. Love to all!

  5. Lisa Haering (Parsons)

    My thoughts and prayers goes out to you and your family Rod and Deb.

  6. Kristin Caravella

    Harvey and Family,
    We are sorry we couldn't be with you to celebrate Blanche's life and support you during this time. I will always remember visits to Arkansaw were not complete without seeing both you and Blanche at the farm and catching up on family news. Know that your family is in our prayers.

  7. Kathleen A Lieffring

    My sympathy to the Radle family on this day. May the memories you share with each other help you get through the day & the days to come.

  8. Jane Heit and John Heit

    Dear Harvey and family,
    Wishing you sympathy at this difficult time.

  9. The Pohl Family

    Sending our deepest sympathy to Uncle Harvey and cousins for your loss. Know Aunt Blanche is in a very special place now - joining Mom in watching over us during these difficult times. Wishing your family all the best - love and prayers to all.!!!!

  10. Mark Luebker

    Blanche will be forever missed. She and Harvey were always gracious hosts to family and friends. Condolences to the entire family.
    The Luebker Family

  11. Scott Valitchka & Jan Smith

    Dear Harvey & family:

    We know that this is a difficult time for all of you. We want you to know that all of you are in our thoughts and if circumstances with the pandemic were different, we would be make every effort to be present and support all of you at this time.

    We will remember Blanche as a special person with a big heart who could light up a room with her smile and personal warmth. She had a genuineness and care to her that made all who came in contact with her feel special -- she gave love freely and made the world a better place in doing so. It is that part of Blanche that will remain in all of our hearts.

    Scott also has fond memories of great times playing and roaming about at the farm and particularly remembers Blanche's hospitality around the lunch or dinner table and great cooking!

    Blanche will be missed but never forgotten.

    With our love and sympathy for all of you -- Scott Valitchka & Jan Smith

  12. Joe & Lori Myers

    Dear Heavenly Father, please hold this family close.

    Blanche will forever be etched in our hearts. We remember her cheering all of us Arkansaw Traveler kids in sports for so many years. We are grateful for her warm smiles and consistent kindness -a true neighbor and a true friend.
    We will miss our community legend and are thankful for this beautiful lady, who humbly taught us so much.
    We are sending our prayers and hugs to each of you.

  13. Dean, Lana, Destiny, and Jasmine Radle

    It is so sad to hear about the passing of Aunt Blanche. She was a wonderful woman and mother that will sincerely be missed by everyone that knew her.

    We have fond memories of conversations with her in the past when we attended family events.

  14. Ross Lunderville

    Roadless family , so sorry for your loss.Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  15. Steven and Bebe Pittman

    Harvey our sympathy goes out to your family. Blanche was a great neighbor. As kids we had the greatest time visiting at the original home place. Blanche was always a great host. We have included Blanche and your in our prayers. God Bless. Steven and Bebe Pittman (Cyril's oldest son)

  16. Pete and Becky Richardson

    Sincerest condolences to the Radle Family. She was such a kind hearted lady and always had a smile. Keeping her family in our thought and prayers.

  17. Zuniga Family

    From the Zuniga Family, our condolences to the family of Blanche Radle. We are sorry for your loss. We know how hard it is to lose a mother but life goes on. Blanche will be in a better place with God by her side. God Bless!

  18. Wilma Bauer Samson

    Cousin Harvey and Family... So sorry to hear of the loss of you wife, mother and grandmother. May the memories of the many years together sustain you. We all know that with Harvey's vibrant personality cheering her on, that she had a happy and fulfilling

  19. David & Dorothy Anibas

    Harvey and entire Radle family.We send our sympathy
    and Prayers for a good neighbor over many years.
    May she rest in peace!

  20. Kristine Polzer

    Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers in your time of great loss of Blanche. She was a wonderful lady who will be missed by many.

    Dave and Kris Polzer

  21. Clay Hocking

    Chris,and Family,
    I'm very sorry to hear of the loss of Blanche. You have my deepest sympathy


    Shari and I are so sad for your loss. Shari remarked when we last saw Blanche, her wonderful smile and spirit. Harvey, our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Our deepest sympathy.
    Peter & Shari

  23. Vicci Hutter Rosenberg

    So sorry these og Blanche’s passing. Such a kind and funny woman. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless!!!

  24. Laurie (Stafford) Niemi

    Curt and family, we are saddened to hear that you’ve lost such a special and important person in your life. As you mourn the passing of your mom, please know that our hearts and thoughts are with you. Hugs and prayers.

  25. Charlie Tiffany

    Hey Radles, you have my sympathy. God Bless You All!

  26. Mary and Jim Joslin

    We send all our love to your family. This is such a difficult time and I so wish I could give you each a hug. We will all continue to share the memories and think of Blanche reunited with those who have gone that she loved who were waiting for her with open arms.

  27. Amy

    Had the opportunity to get to know Blanche through my former employer and got to know her on a personal level. What a dear she was! She always had a smile on her face and a kind word. My sincere condolences to Harvey and entire family. Heaven received a wonderful angel!

  28. Paula Smith

    to the Radle family so sorry for your loss i will keep the family in my thoughts and prayers

  29. Eugene Laschinger

    Dear Harvey and family,
    Sorry to hear about Blanche, she was always a great to talk to. My wife Julie and I would come home several times of the year when we were first married and she always stopped and talked to us. Julie always enjoyed talking to her. You have our sympathy and prayers.
    Julie and Gene Laschinger

  30. Jack & Donna Barber


  31. Bob and Mary Zika and Family

    Thinking of the Radle Family - Our thoughts and prayers are with you!

  32. Greg Fay

    The Radle family ( and Blanche and Harvey ) were among the first people to welcome me to Arkansaw many years ago ! I count myself as fortunate to have known her ! She was loved by family and friends and leaves a void that will be difficult to fill ! Rest in Peace you loving and beautiful woman.

  33. Stan and LaVonne Biel

    We were so sorry to learn of your loss. Blanch was such a beautiful, friendly lady and we always enjoyed our visits with her. Our hearts go out to your family at this sad time.

  34. Sharon Berger

    My sincere condolences to the entire Radle family. So sorry for your loss...thoughts and prayers ????

  35. Sharon Gingras

    Dear Radle Family...So sorry to hear of Blanche's passing. She always had a smile to share and we were the lucky recipients of many conversations over the years. Rest in peace dear lady.

  36. Patti & Rick Gould

    Thinking of you all at this difficult time. Prayers for strength for the days ahead.

  37. Bob Biederman

    Harvey, and all the rest of the family you have my Sympathy. Remember all the good times .

  38. Jody and Trudi Lane

    So sorry to hear of Blanche’s passing. She was a wonderful lady and the matriarch of a beautiful family. Prayers and hugs to you all.

  39. Jeffrey Pittman

    Uncle Harvey and Aunt Blanche are my Godparents. Many great memories. She always made sure I never left hungry. She will be missed.

  40. Nick & Sue Sperger

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time ????

  41. Roger and Pat Claflin

    Radle Family~. Our condolences. Our thoughts and prayers are with your family????
    Roger & Pat Claflin

  42. Chuck & Rosanne Reckin

    Our sympathy and prayers to all of Blanche's family.

  43. Jeff and Rose Brunner

    So very sorry for your loss. What a wonderful woman heaven gained. She will always be remembered for her kindness and friendliness. We so enjoyed sharing church activities with her.

  44. Julie Hoffman

    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.

  45. Jodene Anderson

    So sorry to hear about Blanche! My sympathies to all of you!!! Blanche was a great lady, I have some great memories of her!! Spread your wings and fly beautiful soul!!

  46. Dennis & Mary Ellen Brunner

    Harvey, you and your family have our deepest sympathy.dog

  47. Maralyn & LaVere Anderson

    Our sympathy to the Radle families. Blanche was such a caring person who will be missed by many. Hugs and prayers to all of you!

  48. Terri and Mike Dematteo

    Sending our sympathy to the entire family. Blanche was a loving wife, mother, and grandmother who will certainly be missed by so many. Hugs and prayers!

  49. Patty and John Wayne

    Our Heartfelt Sympathy goes out to your family. I consider Blanche a friend over the years we have many heart to heart talks about life the good, bad and the struggle. We felt the same on so many things. Rest in peace my friend.

  50. Donna Karshbaum

    So Sorry for Your Loss, Blanche was a Great and Wonderful Person, God Bless You All ❤️❤️

  51. Joe and Jan Drier

    Heaven has gained yet another wonderful Angel!! Blanche was such a sweet lady and I so enjoyed talking with her! Harvey, Our Deepest Sympathy to you and your Family!! Hugs!

  52. Donna West

    Sorry for your loss

  53. Janice Bates

    Sending you our deepest sympathy and keeping you in our prayers!

  54. Marty & Diane Prissel

    Our deepest sympathy to the families. She was a sweet lady.

  55. Pamela Baier

    Our sympathies to Blanche's family. I loved running in to her. She had a heart of gold and such a beautiful smile..blessings to all...

  56. John & Kris Menting

    Sending our thoughts and prayers for you all.

  57. Rick and Carol Richardson

    Harvey and family

    Sorry for your loss. Peace and prayers to you.

  58. Denny and Kay Longsdorf

    We are sorry for your loss.you are in our prayers.

  59. Diane Longsdorf

    I am so very sorry for your loss. Blanche always had a smile to share.

  60. Joanne Hovey

    Blanche was such a friendly, kind, caring lady. Sympathy to family. God Bless ????

  61. Jill Harmon Saxe

    My deepest sympathies to the entire Radle family. Many fond memories of Blanche. Sending healing light.

  62. Randy & Audrey Richardson

    So sorry for your loss.

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