MELROSE — Marilyn “Micki” Marie (Bolger) Radcliffe, 76, of Melrose passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2011, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, La Crosse, with her husband, children and extended family at her side.
Micki was born June 8, 1935, to Donovan and Eva (Bjerstedt) Bolger in the township of Irving, on the Bolger homestead. She married Myron Anderson in 1951 and together they had three children. They later divorced. On Nov. 21, 1960, she married Willard Radcliffe and together they had four children. They farmed on the Radcliffe homestead in the township of Melrose and were happily married for 51 years. Micki stayed busy taking care of her children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews. She was a waitress for many years at Rose Cafe and th eHiWay inn. She proudly worked for her brother, John, at the Country Store in Melrose and later at Timy Town in North Bend as a cashier. She loved people and visiting with the community members in the area. Besides her family, her greatest joy in life was baking and cooking for her loved ones. Micki was well-known for her homemade bread and goodies.
Micki was an active member of St. Kevin’s Parish of Melrose and the West Indies Homemakers.
Survivors are her husband, Willard; their children, Jacqueline, Kathy (Alan), Todd, Lisa (Lenny), Chris (Becca), all of Melrose; she was a wonderful and loving grandmother to nine grandchildren, Corey, Clint (Darby), Kimberly (Brian), Wendy, Dillon, Griffin, Lilly, Anna and Willard; three great-grandchildren, Brewer, Colby and Cordell; two sisters, Patricia Zeman and Bobbe (Jack) Gilbert; and two brothers, John (Diane) Bolger and Alan (Janice) Bolger; brother-in-law, Jerry (Rose) Radcliffe; and sister-in-law, Anita (Rich) Scholze-Miles; numerous nieces and nephews, all who meant so much to her.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Church Bolger; her son, Gregory; and an infant daughter.
Services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday at St. Kevin’s Catholic Church in Melrose. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at the church. Burial will be in Melrose Cemetery.