Mildred J. Radway
Wed, 03/14/2018 - 9:52am admin
Mildred Radway, age 91, Philip, S.D., died Wednesday, March 7, 2018, at the Philip Nursing Home.
Mildred J. Radway was born on her parent’s farm-ranch in the Grindstone area northwest of Philip, May 15, 1926. She was the second of six children born to Joe and Cora (Hovey) Thorson with Mrs. Eggen as their midwife.
Mildred attended Alfalfa Valley rural school for eight years and graduated from Philip High School in 1944.
She attended Black Hills Teacher's College for two summers and after graduating taught rural school for three years.
Mildred was united in marriage to Robert Radway, Oct. 5, 1946, at the First Lutheran Church in Philip. After getting married they resided on Grandpa Jody and Grandma Mary Gittings’ farm for five years. They then purchased a farm west of Milesville in 1951 which they continued to operate until retiring in 1989. In 1989, they moved into Philip where Mildred has since resided.
Her survivors include three sons, Arlie (Gretchen) Radway, Plainview, Glen (Jackie) Radway, Milesville, and Bruce (Raelynn) Radway, Fairbanks, Alaska; one daughter, Gloria Jelinek-Guzman, Denver, Colo.; 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren; one brother, Corwin "Corky" (Zoni) Thorson, Philip; one sister, Janice (Bart) Parsons, Milesville; a special friend, Elfrieda Noteboom, Philip; and a host of other relatives and friends.
She is preceded in death by her husband, Robert, on Jan. 4, 1996; a daughter, Roxanne Schaefer, on Oct. 16, 2003; her parents; a grandson, Frank Jelinek; two brothers, Leonard and Lauren Thorson; and one sister, Maxine O'Reilly.
Services were Monday, March 12, at the American Legion Hall in Philip with Pastor Cindy Bisser officiating.
Interment was at the Masonic Cemetery in Philip.
Arrangements were with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.