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William R. Radintz, 41

William “Bill” Robert Radintz, age 41, of St. Michael, passed away Friday, April 6, 2018, at J.A.Wedum Hospice House in Brooklyn Park.

Funeral services will take place Friday, April 13 at 11 a.m. at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield, with the Rev. Paul Schuler officiating. Interment will follow at the church cemetery. Cindy Steinke will be the organist for the funeral service.

There will be visitation Thursday, April 12 from 4 to 8 p.m. at the church, with a prayer service at 7:30 p.m.; and Friday morning, one hour prior to the services.

Casket bearers will be Jared Tessmer, Eric Bramos, Nathan Ekhoff, Christopher Spiekermeier, John Crosland, and Matthew Ruark.

The Peterson Chapel, St. Michael-Albertville, is handling the arrangements; www.thepetersonchapel.com.

William was born Nov. 4, 1976, in Robbinsdale, the son of Paul and Diane (Lamphere) Radintz.

He was baptized Dec. 5, 1976, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Maple Grove; and instructed in the Lutheran Catechism and confirmed in the Christian faith by the Rev. Steven Briel May 5, 1991, at St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church. His confirmation memory verse was John 14:6, Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.”

Bill graduated from Osseo Senior High School in 1995. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota, graduating in 1999. Bill was an active fraternity brother of Alpha Gamma Rho.

William and Lara C. Tessmer were joined in holy marriage Sept. 14, 2002, at Salem Evangelical Lutheran Church in Greenfield. God blessed their marriage with three children.

Bill was employed at Great Northern Equipment/JRCO, Inc. as a sales manager.

He enjoyed all genres of music and was a very talented drummer. Bill also loved his family deeply and enjoyed every activity the children were in as a devoted and proud father. Most importantly, Bill was a man of great faith in God, and strived to live his life accordingly.

He is survived by his loving wife of 15 years, Lara; children Lilly, Audrey, and Benjamin; his parents, Paul and Diane Radintz of Maple Grove; a brother, Theodore “Ted” (Rebecca) Radintz of Independence; his father-in-law and mother-in-law, James and Rachel Tessmer of Loretto; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law Anna (Eric) Bramos of St. Michael, Jared Tessmer of Loretto, and Maria (Nathan) Ekhoff of St. Michael; grandmother-in-law Ruth Schultz of New Ulm; nieces, nephews, and many other relatives and friends.

Bill was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Theodore, Alice, and Laura Radintz; maternal grandparents, Lyle and Pauline Lamphere; and by a niece, Sofia Bramos.

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