Ivan E. Radi, 91, of Grand Forks, ND passed away Wednesday, November 25, 2020 at Villa St. Vincent in Crookston, MN.
Ivan Emil Radi was born on April 1, 1929 on the family farm near Fisher, MN the son of Herman and Virginia (Wagner) Radi where he was raised and attended rural school. He graduated from Fisher High School in 1946. Ivan farmed with his father and worked on other farms in the area until he enlisted in the United States Marine Corps. He served two years at Barstow and Camp Pendleton Marine Bases as a LVT mechanic. Ivan was honorably discharged from military service in 1953. He married Marjorie A. Tegtmeier in 1985 and both enjoyed wintering in Arizona.
Ivan was employed for several years with A & L Potato Company until 1958, when he joined his father in farming. He purchased the family farm when his father retired in 1968 then partnered in farming with his brother, Orville. Ivan retired in 1992. He was a member of Our Saviors Lutheran Church in Crookston and later Calvary Lutheran Church in Grand Forks. Ivan served on Fisher Elevator Board, was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles, the Elks and was Past Commander of the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, bowling, golfing, and working with wood. Ivan’s passion was making wooden replicas or farm vehicles and machinery. His greatest effort, which took several months to complete, was a intricate scale model of a sugarbeet harvester.
Ivan is survived by his wife, Marjorie; his brothers, Orville Radi, Fisher, MN, Wallace (Dorothy) Radi, East Grand Forks, MN, Keith (Paula) Radi, Cadiz, Spain; sister, Marie Gisler, Klamath Falls, OR; sister-in-law, Marlene (Mrs. Gordon) Radi; brother-in-law, Bernard Bergeron; godchildren, Vicki Lynn Mitzel, David Radi and Kim Gisler; many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Gordon and Victor; sisters, Wilma Wheatley, Viola Bergeron and Ruby Hester; a sister-in-law, Beverly (Mrs. Orville) Radi.
Memorial Service: Will be held at a later date.
Interment: At a later date.
Military Honors: Accorded at the time of interment by members of the American Legion Post 157, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 3817 and the Untied States Marine Corps Honor Guard.
The online memorial registry may be signed at www.normanfuneral.com.
(The Historic Norman Funeral Home, Grand Forks, ND)