Helen M. Radosevich, 80, of Medford, died Friday morning after a hard-fought, year and a half battle with cancer on November 11, 2022 at her home surrounded by her family.
Helen was born December 14, 1941 in Durand, Wisconsin to Lloyd and Margaret (Berger) Price. She was raised in Durand and during her high school years, her family moved to River Falls. She graduated from River Falls High School, class of 1959.
On July 1, 1961, she married Tracy Radosevich at St. Bridget’s Catholic Church in River Falls. They resided in River Falls for several years, then moved to Dodgeville, and then moved to Medford, where they raised their children.
Helen worked at the Taylor County Selective Service Office until the office closed. She then worked as an administrative secretary at TDS Telecom for nearly 30 years until her retirement.
Helen enjoyed spending time with her grandchildren. The grandkids have many fond memories of her sharing recipes, cooking special dishes just for them, working on puzzles, sewing, playing board games, and stuff. Helen had a long love of watching baseball going back to the days when the Braves were in Milwaukee, but especially cheering on the Brewers over the past decade. She has always been an avid reader, sharing that love with her children and grandchildren. Those close to her know of her support of the public library, volunteering time, donating, and advocating. She periodically participated in the "Reads" program at the elementary school, something she found very rewarding. Helen enjoyed gardening, often sharing the results with family and friends. She would often take walks throughout the neighborhood, chatting with many friends along the way. Somehow Helen would have cards written and sent out in time for every birthday and anniversary of those in her life. Over the years, Helen had also bowled, curled, and golfed. Helen was an longtime member of Holy Rosary Catholic Church where she also served on several committees and volunteered. She was active in the BPW (Business and Professional Women), serving as an officer for many years.
She is survived by her children, Bob (Dawn) Radosevich of Madison, Ann (Alan) Dohm of Eau Claire, Mary (Keven) Machon of Toledo, OH, Diane (Todd) Grube of Byron, MN; sisters, Marcia Price of Menomonie, Patricia (Dennis) Johnson of Powell, OH; grandchildren, Emma and Ben Radosevich, Alex, Alissa and Abby Dohm, Max, Maggie and Isaac Machon, Chad and Gabrina Grube; and one great-grandson, Miles Dohm. Helen also had much love for her embraced grandchildren, Mercedes and Isaac Zepeda.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Elaine Price; and her husband, Tracy on January 29, 2012.
A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, November 19, 2022 at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Medford. Interment will be at a later date.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until the time of service at 11 a.m., Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred and may go to the Medford Library Foundation.
Helen’s family would like to thank the many caregivers at UW Carbone Cancer Center and Aspirus Oncology for their care, as well as the staff of Hope Hospice for their respect, compassion, and kindness shown to Helen in her final stage of life.
Hemer-Pickerign Funeral & Cremation Services of Medford and Rib Lake is serving the family. Online condolences can be left at www.hemerfuneralservice.com.