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Obituary: Ehrenfried Reinhold Friedrich Radack

Ehrenfried Reinhold Friedrich Radack (Fred) 1926 - 2005 Fred Radack passed away Nov. 8, 2005, at the age of 79. He was born in Kiel, Germany on July 3, 1926, son of Karl and Martha Berg Radack. He lived an amazing and full life. He was held as a prisoner for four-and-a-half years in Russia after the end of World War II, and said many times that his strong faith in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints helped keep him alive. On June 14, 1952, Fred married the love of his life, Elsbeth Balinski. In April 1953, they immigrated to America. Two sons, Roland and Ralph, were born to them, and their family was sealed together forever in the Salt Lake Temple in 1973. Fred and Elsbeth raised a happy family, very close to the Lord and close to each other. Fred was a devoted father, and loved nothing more than to take family vacations and spend time with his wife and sons. He later became a grandfather to five grandchildren, and they couldn't have asked for a better Opa. He loved German chocolate and was always happy to share it with them. He took them fishing, camping and showed them how to do a job and make it perfect. A carpenter by trade and always a perfectionist, Fred made sure every job was done with the greatest precision. As he passes to the next life, his hard work will remain here for years to come. Fred served faithfully in many church callings, including eleven years as a temple worker in the Jordan River Temple. Fred was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife Elsbeth, sisters Karla Siebach and Marlies Kramer, sons Roland and Ralph, and grandchildren Daniel, Chris, Eric, Kimberly and Karlie. Opa, we know you are at peace with your Heavenly Father. We love you dearly and will always remember and follow your unwavering example. Friends and family may call from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 at Larkin Sunset Gardens, 10600 South 1950 East, and again on Sat., Nov. 12 from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. at the Butler 20th Ward chapel, 1435 East 7200 South, prior to services. Funeral at 11:00 a.m. Interment will follow at Larkin Sunset Gardens. Online condolences to www.larkinmortuary.com