Leland Radke

Leland H. Radke, 88, of Alta died Thursday, July 27, 2017 at Methodist Manor Retirement Community in Storm Lake.

Funeral services were held Monday, July 31, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alta. Burial was in Woodlawn Cemetery in Alta. Fratzke & Jensen Funeral Home in Alta was in charge of the arrangements. 

Leland Howard Radke was born Dec. 14, 1928 in Galva, the son of Fred and Marie (Winterhof) Radke.

In his youth, he was confirmed at St. John Lutheran Church in Hanover. He attended school in Hanover.

On Dec. 8, 1957, Leland was united in marriage to JoAnn F. Kent at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Alta. Together they were blessed with four children: Brian, Lori, Tim and Nancy.

Leland founded and owned Alta Implement Company. He dedicated many years to serving his customers.

Leland was active in the Alta community serving as a former Alta city council member, and was a long-time member of Alta Country Club. He enjoyed taking his grandchildren and neighbor kids to school for many years. Golfing was one of Leland’s favorite pastimes. He also enjoyed being a member of the Radke Barbershop Quartet.

Most of all, Leland loved spending time with his family and friends. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Those left to cherish his memory include his children: Brian (Lisa Herr) Radke of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Lori (Steve) Elliott of Waukee; Tim (Paula) Radke of Alta; Nancy (Gary) Snyder of Alta; grandchildren: Erin and Lee Radke of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Dexter, Dylan and Alexis Herr of Sioux Falls, S.D.; Kyle Elliott of Lakewood, Colo.; Ryan Elliott of Waukee; Nick and Ryan Radke of Alta; Kelsi, Jenna and Alex Snyder of Alta; brother, Donald (Darlene) Radke; sister-in-law, Margaret Radke; brother-in-law, Harry Lundin; extended family and friends.

Leland was preceded in death by his parents; wife, JoAnn in 2014; brothers: Harold (Vera) Radke, Ervin (Alice) Radke, Orville (Lola) Radke, Merle (Ruth) Radke, Wayne Radke, Darrell Radke; sisters: Darlene Lundin and Esther (Martin) Einspahr.