Earl Alton RadiEarl Alton Radi, 91, of Crookston, MN, died Saturday at the Altru Hospital in Grand Forks. He was born in Lowell Township of Polk County, near Crookston, on November 7, 1921, the son of Emil and Selma (Reitmeier) Radi. On November 24, 1946 he married Eleanor Isabelle Olson at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Crookston. Earl was employed as a milkman for 32 years, working for Supreme Dairy, the Farmers Co-op Creamery, Valley Dairy, Sanitary Dairy, and the Bridgeman-Land O'Lakes Dairy. He served as a Polk County Commissioner from 1980-88.
Earl is survived by his beloved wife of 66 years, Eleanor; 2 daughters, Sheila (Randy) Hanson of Crookston, MN and Brenda (Kim) Nelson of Sioux City, IA; 2 grandsons, Christopher Hanson of New Hope, MN and Michael Hanson (Nerissa Sperling) of Crookston; and a great-grandson, Conner Hanson of Crookston. He also leaves a brother, Lloyd (Rita) Radi of Crookston; a sister-in-law, Marilyn (Charles) Arneson of Watertown, SD; an uncle, Delbert (Dulice) Reitmeier of Moorhead, MN; and many nieces, nephews, cousins, and other relatives. Earl was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Dallas Radi; and an infant brother.