Doris went home to the Lord in heaven on September 23, 2010 at age 87.
She was a life-long Lansing resident born as the third of four daughters to Jennie and Norman Isbell. She graduated from Lansing Eastern High School and worked in several photography studios through the years.
On October 9, 1948 she married Jacob Radke and they enjoyed 52 years of marriage. Together they had five daughters and were wonderful, loving, Christian parents.
Doris enjoyed attending auctions, refinishing antique furniture, sewing and traveling. She was active in her churches, teaching Sunday School for many years and volunteering in various church ministries. Her greatest joy was spending time with her daughters and their families. She loved children, especially her grandchildren.
Doris was preceded in death by her husband, Jake; parents, Jennie and Norman Isbell; sisters and their husbands, Hope and Roy Hutchens, Mary and Bob Boase and Norma and Jack Pendergast. Surviving are her daughters, Faye Norris (Jack Foland), Dorene (Jim) Boyd, Jill (Jim) Fedewa, Colleen (Jeff) Schmidt, and Penny (George) Zerka; and grandchildren, Dan Norris (Jessica Stohr-Cheyenne, Chevelle, Chelsea, Chynna), Matt Boyd, Laura (fiancé Brendan Long) Boyd, Beth (Matt) Ehrlich, Marie Fedewa, Abby, Jake and Moriah Schmidt and Joe, David and Alainica Zerka. Also surviving is sister-in-law Shirley Verrette and many loving nieces and nephews.
The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Monday, September 27, 2010 at Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church, 501 W. Saginaw, Lansing, with Pastor G. Travis Downs officiating. Interment will follow in Mt. Hope Cemetery. Visitation will be from 2-5 p.m. Sunday at the Estes-Leadley Greater Lansing Chapel and from 10-11 a.m. Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church.