Charles "Charlie" Henry Radford

Born: Tuesday, March 29th 1927 in Ulysses, Nebraska
Died: Tuesday, April 30th 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska
Age: 92 years, 1 month and 1 day
September 14, 1945
November 23, 1946
Memorials In Care Of
Radford Family
Visitation Time(s)
Sunday, May 5, 2019
from 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
at Volzke Funeral Home
(Family will greet friends
from 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.)
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Service: 11:00 am - Monday, May 6th 2019
St. John Lutheran Church
919 N. Columbia Ave.
Seward, NE  68434
Officiating: Pastor Scott Bruick
Casketbearers: Jeremy Nordmeyer, Marc Nordmeyer, Mike Sluka, Jay Hentzen, Martin Popp, Toby Nordmeyer
Honorary Casketbearers: Harold Radford, Leland Radford, Clifford Radford, Timothy Nordmeyer
Interment: Greenwood Cemetery
Seward, Nebraska

Charles Henry Radford was born on March 29, 1927 to Orville Charles and Clara Anne Wilhemina (Klepper) Radford in Ulysses, Nebraska. Charles attended school through the eighth grade. He served as a medic for the United States Army during WWII and was discharged in 1946. On December 14, 1946, Charles was united in marriage to Vera Maria Helena Woebbecke . He was a farmer in Seward County until they moved to Seward where he worked for Seward County Coop and Concordia Teachers College. Charles was a skilled stained glass artist. He loved gardening, especially roses with over a hundred varieties at their home in Seward. He enjoyed coffee with his special friends at McDonalds. He liked to go camping with his children, grandchildren and friends. He was a collector of “Red Toy” tractors and Budweiser beer steins. Charles passed away on April 30, 2019 in Lincoln, Nebraska at the age of 92 years, 1 month and 1 day. He is survived by his daughters, Barbara Nordmeyer (fiancé, Bill Budler), Lincoln, Nebraska, Rose (Keith) Hentzen, Gretna, Nebraska; grandchildren, Jeremy (Marcia) Nordmeyer, Angela (Mike) Sluka, Marc (Melanie) Nordmeyer, Katie (Martin) Popp, Jay (Kate) Hentzen; granddaughter-in-law, Becky (Nordmeyer) McKelvey; great grandchildren, Calvin Nordmeyer, Robin Nordmeyer, Ashley Sluka, Briar Sluka, Brody Sluka, Samuel Sluka, Makayla Sluka, Toby Nordmeyer, Nova Nordmeyer, McKinly Nordmeyer, Madison McKelvey, Grant McKelvey, Carpenter Popp, Jeremiah Popp, Henry Popp, Luke Hentzen, Milo Hentzen; brothers, Weldon (Trudy) Radford, Leroy (Pam) Radford; sisters, Irene Houdersheldt, Verna (Glen) Neujahr, Evelyn (Bill) Reynolds; brothers-in-law, Marty Jacobs, Dale Anderson; sisters-in-law, Charlotte Jans, Marion Radford, Donna Radford, Wilma Ninneman, Ilene Woebbecke; many nieces and nephews; a host of other relatives, friends and special coffee friends. Charles was preceded in death by his parents, Orville and Clara Radford; wife, Vera Radford; grandson, Timothy Nordmeyer; son-in-law, Calvin Nordmeyer; brothers, Leland Radford, Harold Radford, Clifford Radford; sisters, Darleen Shook, Elaine Anderson, Viola Jacobs; brothers-in-law, Homer Houdersheldt, Clair Shook, Marlin Woebbecke, Roger Woebbecke, Alvin Ninneman; sister-in-law, Lola Radford.

Charles Radford
Charlie Radford

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