Shirley Radel, age 86 of Redwood Falls, passed away peacefully Friday, December 11, 2015 at Seasons Hospice in Redwood Falls. Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, December 16 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Wabasso. Visitation is 4:00-7:00 p.m. Tuesday at the church and will continue one hour prior to services on Wednesday. Burial is in St. Matthew’s Lutheran Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent at www.stephensfuneralservice.com. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home in Redwood Falls is assisting the family with arrangements.
Shirley Mae Radel, the daughter of Adolph and Alma (Ellingson) Lawrenz, was born March 23, 1929 at home in Johnsonville Township, Minnesota. Shirley graduated from Walnut Grove High School in 1947. She married Warren Radel on December 16, 1947 and raised her eight children on the family farm. Shirley’s life was all about family. She was a hall-of-fame wife, mother, grandmother, and great grandmother. She loved to dance, travel, and she cherished family gatherings. For most of her life she nurtured and cared for her children. In her later life, her children cared for her – just what every mother hopes for. After raising her family, she went to work as a trained medical assistant at the Wabasso Nursing Home to help care for others, a job she loved and excelled at. In her later years, Shirley lived at Garnette Gardens and Seasons where she was happy, comfortable, and well cared for.
Shirley is survived by her eight children: David (Roseann) Radel, Dwayne (Jane) Radel, Jody (Diane) Radel, Ginger (Tom) Baune, Sherri (John) Schueller, Tami (Clete) Guetter, Chad (Melissa) Radel, and Wendy (Stan) Rohlik; 25 grandchildren; 17 great grandchildren; and siblings: Ardyce (Jerry) Strand, Dean (Jan) Lawrenz, Charlene (Luke) Satter, and Ardyn (Marcy) Lawrenz. She is preceded in death by her parents, husband Warren, and one grandchild Kristina Baune.