Carolyn Ann Raddatz

Carolyn Ann Raddatz

NEW ULM — Carolyn Ann Raddatz, age 92 of New Ulm died peacefully on Sunday, April 28, 2019, at the Hillcrest Rehab Center in Mankato.

Funeral service will be 12 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Ulm. Pastor Grant Bode will officiate, and burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery in New Ulm.

Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday at Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Ulm. The Minnesota Valley Funeral Homes of New Ulm are handling the arrangements.

To leave an online condolence for her family, or to sign the guestbook, go to: mvfh.org

Carolyn is survived by her sons, Mark Raddatz of Eagle Lake, Martin (Mary) Raddatz of Staples; her grandchildren, Michelle (Ryan) Rau of Staples, Jennifer (Tim) Brawthen of Sartell, Eric (Lue Arndt) Raddatz of Eagle Lake, Cryshall (Jon) Wieland of New Ulm; ten great-grandchildren; and son-in-law, Mark Longcor of New Ulm.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Olga Goeckerman; her step-mother, Mildred (Wahl) Goeckerman; husband, Ivan Raddatz; daughter, Marcia Longcor; sister and brother-in-law, Shirley and Fred Fragner; and daughter-in-law, Patricia Raddatz.

Carolyn Ann Goeckerman was born December 9, 1926 in Monroe, Michigan to Walter and Olga (Mohrhoff) Goeckerman. She attended grade school at the Zion Lutheran School, and was a 1944 graduate from Monroe High School. On June 16, 1948, Carolyn was united in marriage to Ivan Raddatz at the Zion Lutheran Church in Monroe, Michigan. This union blessed the couple with two sons and a daughter whom together they began raising in Michigan. Early in her life, Carolyn worked at the Reisig Cleaners and Consolidated Paper in Michigan. The couple later moved the family to New Ulm where over the years Carolyn worked at New Ulm Hobby and Gift, Margaret’s More Woman, and in the European Flower Market at Randall’s. Besides her work Carolyn dearly enjoyed being the comfort giver from her home. She enjoyed baking for her family and simply providing a good life for them. She was a volunteer at the Treasure House, and a member of Redeemer Lutheran Church in New Ulm. What brought Carolyn the most joy in life was getting to spend time with her family and getting to see her grandchildren and great-grandchildren grow. Many wonderful memories will forever stay in the hearts of all who knew and loved her. Blessed be those memories.