A funeral will be held Wednesday, January 19, 2022 for 69-year-old Delores C. Radau, of Prairie du Rocher, Illinois, who passed away at 5:25 am, Wednesday, January 12, 2022 at her residence.
She was born May 24, 1952 in Randolph County, Illinois, the daughter of Erwin and Mary (nee Menke) Minnemann, who both preceded her in death.
Delores married Frank John Zimmerly, Sr. He preceded her in death in February 1983.
She then married Michael Radau and he preceded her in death on September 22, 1993.
She is survived by three children: Michelle (Darryl) Miller of Rosenberg, Texas; Frank Zimmerly Jr. (Candi Thurston) of Prairie du Rocher and Patricia Young of Prairie du Rocher; five grandchildren: Michael E. Young III, Chase Young, Ashley Nicole Marcus,
Abigail Leann Zimmerly and Christopher Thurston; many nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was also preceded in death by three brothers: Vernon, Melvin and Erwin “Junior” Minnemann.
She had worked in the Bakery Department at Wal-Mart in Waterloo, Illinois for almost 20 years.
She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Red Bud, Illinois and attended St. Joseph Catholic Church in Prairie du Rocher, Illinois.
Delores enjoyed cooking and baking and especially loved making brownies for her grandchildren.
She always thought of other people before herself and would give the shirt of her back to help anyone out.
Visitation will be 4-8 p.m. Tuesday, January 18, 2022 and 9-11 a.m. Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at the Pechacek Funeral Home in Red Bud, Ill.
A funeral for 69-year-old Delores C. Radau, of Prairie du Rocher will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, January 19, 2022 at the Pechacek Funeral Home in Red Bud, Ill. Fr. Sebastian Ukoh will officiate.
Interment will be in the St. John the Baptist Catholic Cemetery in Red Bud, Ill.
Memorials may be made to family choice.
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