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Beatrice (Meyer) Radenz

November 21, 1930 ~ November 8, 2018 (age 87)

Beatrice Radenz, 87, Wausau, died peacefully on Thursday, November 8, 2018 at Our House Assisted Living, Wausau, under the care of Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services.

Beatrice was born on November 21, 1930 in the Town of Eau Pleine to Edward and Regina (Adams) Meyer.  She married Earl Radenz on February 5, 1951 at St. Michael Catholic Church in Wausau.  As a young bride, she followed Earl to his Army posts in Missouri, Texas and New Jersey.  Their love and devotion to each other was evident to all.  Earl died February 29, 1976. 

Mom was a strong, giving, compassionate Christian woman who lived a life filled with faith and love for her family and friends.  Her sense of humor gave joy to all.  Mom loved to sing and recite the poems she had learned as a youth.  On her own, she maintained the family home at 425 and made it the center for gatherings.  She set the standard high for us on how to be a wife, mother, sister, grandmother and great-grandmother, relative and friend. 

She will be greatly missed by her daughters, Cathy (Craig) Flagel, Karen (Richard) Schroeder and Chris (Ted) Byrne, daughter-in-law, Cindy Radenz, grandchildren, Jason Flagel, Jenny Flagel, Beth Seavers, Bill (Kristen) Harper, Cassie Harper, Zach Jaeger, Brianna Radenz and Alexis Phaneuf and by 10 great-grandchildren.  In addition, she leaves behind her brother, Edward “Sweepy” Meyer, sister, Mae Allain, sister-in-law, Bernie Meyer, special nephew, Rick Meyer, as well as many beloved nephews and nieces.  She was preceded in death by her son, Thomas and 7 siblings. 

The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at The Church of St. Anne, Wausau.  Rev. Tom Lindner will preside. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Park, Wausau.  Friends may call on Tuesday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The Church of St. Anne.

The family would like to thank the staff and caregivers at Our House and Aspirus Comfort Care and Hospice Services for their gentle and loving care of Mom. 

Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 1302 Sixth Street, Wausau is in charge of arrangements.  Online condolences may be expressed at

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