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Gary Raddatz

August 1, 1940 — August 31, 2020

Gary Carl Raddatz, age 80 of Truman passed away Monday August 31, 2020 at Mayo Healthcare Center in Fairmont. There will be a private family graveside service due to COVID guidelines and restrictions, community members and friends are encouraged to visit our website to leave the family condolences and to watch the live stream of the service Saturday September 12 at 10am.

Gary was born on August 1, 1940 to Carl and Doris (Clow) Raddatz in Truman. He grew up and lived in the Truman area his entire life, with the exception of serving his country for 3 years, of which most of that time was spent in Germany. On July 23, 1966 he married the love of his life, Alice Widmann. Together they raised two children, Gina and Gerald. Gary worked as a heavy machine operator for different construction companies in the area.

Gary was an active member of the Truman community, serving on the fire department for over 20 years, coaching Little League, Pony League and the American Legion baseball teams for several seasons. He was a member of the Gun Club, Legion Post #115 and VFW #1122. Gary took pride in the community of Truman, where he frequently volunteered for community projects and you would hear his familiar greeting “Oh?!”. He was also an avid deer hunter and fisherman; although luck never seemed to be on his side while fishing, he enjoyed the time spent and memories made. Gary was a huge Minnesota sports fan, subscribing to different papers to keep up with the scores and stats of all the teams. If he wasn’t watching a sporting event, you would find him watching Westerns. But nothing brought more joy to Gary than his family. He was supportive of all his grandchildren, attending their many school and athletic activities when he was able, and cheering them on as their #1 fan.

Left to cherish such wonderful memories are his wife Alice of Truman; daughter Gina (Joe) Cerisier of Ramsey, son Gerald (Janet) Raddatz of Prior Lake; grandchildren Nick and Nathan Raddatz and Lindsey and Joe Cerisier; sister Shirley (Herb) Sharp; sisters-in-law Marcia Lloyd and BeeDee Starkweather, brothers- and sisters-in-law Terry and Tammy Widmann and Ron and Kathy Widmann, as well as many nieces, nephews and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Dale; niece Robin House; nephew Lance Raddatz; sister and brother-in-law Orletha and Marvin Bosshart, sister-in-law Kaye Widmann, brothers-in-law James Lloyd and Duane Starkweather and his parents-in-law Irvin and Bernice Widmann.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made in Gary’s memory to the Truman Fire Dept. or Truman EMT.

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