Peter Radke Memorial Fund

$31,129 of $30k goal

Raised by 465 people in 34 months
Kelly Queen  COLUMBUS, OH
Hello Brunswick High School Alumni and concerned citizens, 

Our friend, Michelle Klubnik Radke (BHS '85) tragically lost her husband Pete on Saturday, May 31,2014, at Huntington Beach when he sacrificed his life to save another.  

Michelle is the mother of four and a person of great faith, but she will have much to deal with in the coming months.  It is the purpose of this fund to help Michelle financially in this difficult time.  You can donate on this site, or if you would like to donate gift cards or physical checks you can make them payable to Michelle Radke and mail them to Kelly Queen, 8299 Linton Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235.  Thank you!
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Update 30
Posted by Kelly Queen
32 months ago
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Hello All,

Today we received a very generous $500 gift to Pete's Fund from an anonymous donor. Thanks to this donor, we have now exceeded our $30,000 goal! Thank you to this kind individual and to all of the donors to Pete's Fund. Starting this fund has really reminded me of how good people are and has renewed my faith in many ways. Thank you all for your generosity, kindness and prayers for Pete's family. God bless....
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Update 29
Posted by Kelly Queen
33 months ago
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Hello All,

I just received a $2,000 anonymous donation in the mail today from a very generous donor in Illinois. If this kind individual is viewing this site, thank you from the bottom of my heart. This single donation put us far above of our most recent $27,500 goal, so I have increased the goal to $30,000. When I started this fund, I set the original goal at $2,000. Never in my wildest imagination would I have thought that this fund would grow to the number we're at today. Thank you so much to all of the donors to this fund. You're all such wonderful people. I spoke to Michelle this weekend and she is truly humbled and grateful to all of you for keeping her and the kids in your prayers. Let's keep those prayers coming.

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Update 28
Posted by Kelly Queen
33 months ago
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Hello All,

We are very close to reaching our $27,000 goal for Pete's Fund. Thank you to all of the contributors thus far.

I have just learned of another way you can help Pete's family. Please visit http://chn.ge/1pHcNTj and sign the change.org petition that Michelle and the kids have started. This petition calls for better warning and water safety signage in the Lake Erie Metroparks. Signing this petition just might prevent a similar tragedy from happening in the future. Thanks again everybody and have a safe weekend and upcoming 4th of July holiday.
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Update 27
Posted by Kelly Queen
33 months ago
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Update....I have just learned that a total of $7,378 was raised for the Pete Radke Fund by all of those that went out last week to Bob Evans. Thank you to all who participated. Also, we have exceeded our original $25k goal and are now just $499 away from our new $27k goal. Again, many thanks to all of you generous contributors who have really wrapped your arms around the Radke family during this difficult time. Your kindness is truly touching.
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Michelle Klubnik Radke
34 months ago

I wept and wept over all your kind words about Pete and your words of comfort for myself and children. Each one of you, many strangers to me, have touched me to my very core and have helped me stand when I really feel like I want to curl up into a ball and go home to eternity with Pete. I will stand for my husband and continue his legacy so help me God. You have all made a difference that I can never put into words. Thank you for your generosity to my family. We are cared for beyond imagination. My love to you all.

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Susie Sharp
34 months ago

Please tweet/share bit.ly for Pete's services/visitation June 6 and 7 Grace Church: http://bit.ly/1nOexO6

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Michael Chen
34 months ago

Thanks for doing this- let's keep the support coming for the Radke family!

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$31,129 of $30k goal

Raised by 465 people in 34 months
Created June 1, 2014
MM
$250
Mike MONTELEONE
30 months ago

Your family is in our prayers. Mike and Diane.

JW
$100
John Weiss
31 months ago
$250
Anonymous
31 months ago
A
$200
Anonymous
32 months ago(Offline Donation)
$100
De-de Mulligan
32 months ago

Pete was a great man and really helped me make my business grow. He always had great advice, kindness and great faith in God. He was a family man; who spoke highly of his wife and children. We both shared a love of social media - he was my "go-to" guy for sticky client situations. I will miss him very much!

DW
$25
DE Wack
32 months ago

May the Lord keep you..and bless you always

$500
Anonymous
32 months ago
PA
$50
Pamela Adams
32 months ago
$200
Anonymous
33 months ago
$200
Anonymous
33 months ago
Michelle Klubnik Radke
34 months ago

I wept and wept over all your kind words about Pete and your words of comfort for myself and children. Each one of you, many strangers to me, have touched me to my very core and have helped me stand when I really feel like I want to curl up into a ball and go home to eternity with Pete. I will stand for my husband and continue his legacy so help me God. You have all made a difference that I can never put into words. Thank you for your generosity to my family. We are cared for beyond imagination. My love to you all.

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Susie Sharp
34 months ago

Please tweet/share bit.ly for Pete's services/visitation June 6 and 7 Grace Church: http://bit.ly/1nOexO6

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Michael Chen
34 months ago

Thanks for doing this- let's keep the support coming for the Radke family!

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