Fred R. Radloff, 89, inducted into the Capital University Athletics Hall of Fame

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Fred R. Radloff
Fred R. Radloff

WILMINGTON — Fred R. Radloff died Monday, Nov. 14, 2016, one day short of his 90th birthday.

Mr. Radloff was born on Nov. 15, 1926. He was the middle of three sons born to the Rev. and Mrs. Paul F. Radloff in Wauseon, Ohio. He attended school in Wauseon for 12 years, graduating in 1944.

He then served in the U.S. Navy during the remainder of World War II. After the war, Mr. Radloff enrolled at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where he majored in biology with a teaching minor. After graduating in 1950, he began his teaching career in Utica, Ohio, and subsequently taught in Birmingham, Mich., for 31 years. He then moved to Wilmington, where he spent his retirement years.

Fred will be remembered for his active membership at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Wilmington. As a young man, Fred excelled at basketball, being recognized as an all-Ohio player and being inducted into the Capital University Athletics Hall of Fame. In his retirement, he enjoyed playing golf with his friends. Fred was preceded in death by his parents and his older brother, Paul.

Left to remember, with gratitude, the life he lived among us are his brother, Ralph; sister-in-law, Mary; eight nieces and nephews; friend, Nancy Rosenkrans; members of his church family; and many, many friends.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 28, at St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church in Wilmington.

Memorial donations may be made in Fred’s memory to St. Paul’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, or a charity of the donor’s choosing.

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