Delmar Radi, age 88, of St. Paul died August 15, 2013 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West in Cambridge. Graveside services will be held at 10:45 A.M. Wednesday, August 21st at Fort Snelling National Cemetery, Assembly Area 2.
Delmar F. Radi was born July 14, 1925 in Lake Wilson, Minnesota to Fred and Caroline (Eisfeld) Radi, the oldest of seven children. He served in the Army from 1944-1946 in the 31st Infantry. While in the Army, Delmar traveled many places, Texas, Maryland, he was in a parade on 5th Avenue in New York City. He took a troop train that was two to three miles long to Vancouver, Washington and then boarded the USS Hanover to Okinawa, Japan. The voyage took 45 days. Then from Japan he went on to Korea and was then finally discharged at Oakland Army Base in California. He has been a member of the American Legion Post 311 since 1947.
He worked as a farmer, a laborer and welder and repaired motors. Delmar was a hard worker and retired at age 74. He liked watching basketball and baseball on TV and enjoyed fishing, both in the summer and winter. Delmar was the family historian. He was always working on a project and was most proud of restoring a 1946 Cushman scooter. Delmar was friendly and loved to visit with people and he never said good bye, only that he would “see you later”.
Delmar passed away Aug 15, 2013 at GracePointe Crossing Gables West at the age of 88 years, 1 month and 1 day. Besides his mother, Caroline and parents Fred and Carrie, he was preceded in death by brothers, Marvin, Raymond and Earl; sisters, Dorothy Quill and Lois Olson.
Delmar is survived by one sister, Arlene Lubben; two sisters-in-law, Deanna Radi and Lenore Radi; brother-in-law, Odin Olson; and many nieces and nephews.