Mark A. Radel


November 3, 1954 - June 3, 2017


Mark Radel, 62, Mitchell, died June 3, 2017 at Avera McKennan Hospital in Sioux Falls. Funeral Mass will be 11:00 AM Thursday, June 8, 2017 at Holy Family Catholic Church, with a visitation one hour prior. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery.

Mark Allen Radel was born November 3, 1954 in Parkston, SD to Laverne and Bernice (Mogck) Radel. He grew up on the family farm south east of Parkston. He attended country school and then Parkston School where he graduated High School in 1973. He then attended Mitchell Area Tech for electrical construction and maintenance and graduated in 1975. He then did electrical work and helped on the family farm. He married Paula Mechtenberg June 5, 1976 in Parkston. The couple then lived by Parkston. They moved to a farm southeast of Parkston near his parents and Mark started farming. Together they were blessed with three children, Sara, Chad, and Amanda.  They farmed until about 1989.  They then moved to Mitchell where Mark worked for APC management and then Radke Construction. He then went to work for Krohmer Plumbing where he worked as a plumber for over 22 years until retiring. Mark loved his family, his wife, his children and their spouses and his grandchildren. He also enjoyed watching movies and talking with family and friends.

Grateful  for sharing his life he is loved and remembered by his wife Paula Radel, Mitchell; children Sara (Dean) Parker Sioux Falls, Chad (Danielle) Radel Mitchell, and Amanda (John) Millan, Mitchell; five grandchildren, Carter, Eva, Sophia, Ella and Porter; brother-Gary (Joyce) Radel; in laws, Dan (Pam) Mechtenberg, Mike (Patty) Mechtenberg, Linda (Steve) Williams, Becky (Dan) Bauer, Mary (Bob) Smits  and Leslie Mechtenberg; step-mother-in-law Marilyn Mechtenberg; aunt Sr Carol Mechtenberg; seventeen nieces and nephews; five step brothers and step sisters in law; and several aunts, uncles, and  cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Laverne and Bernice Radel; father and mother-in-law Gerry and Joyce Mechtenberg; brothers-in-law Scott Mechtenberg and Jay Hansen; two cousins; a nephew; aunts, uncles, and grandparents.



Thursday, June 8, 2017
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church.
222 N Kimball St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Thursday, June 8, 2017
11:00 AM
Holy Family Catholic Church.
222 N Kimball St
Mitchell, SD 57301


Private Family Burial

Calvary Cemetery
Mitchell, SD

Posted by Rick Tollefson on April 27, 2020
I will always be indebted to Mark for the instruction and knowledge he passed on to the next generation of Plumbing Service Techs. I’m still useing some of the tricks he showed me. May he Rest In Peace..
Posted by Mark's Family on June 12, 2017
Thank you to everyone for your kind words, thoughts and prayers. Mark passed away unexpectedly from a cardiac arrest. We sincerely appreciate your thoughtful expressions of sympathy.
Posted by M J Jarmon on June 8, 2017
I offer my heartfelt condolences to Paula and the Radel family and friends of Mark. When death robs us of someone we love very much, it causes much sadness and grief. Our loving heavenly Father gives us hope at Revelations 21: 4 says: "And he will wipe out every tear from their eyes, and death will be no more, neither will mourning nor outcry nor pain be anymore." Isaiah 33:24 guarantees us: "And no resident will say "I am sick," ever again. May these promises from Jehovah God (Psalm 83:18) bring you comfort. None of us are guaranteed tomorrow, but we are all guaranteed a resurrection. (John 5:28, John 11:23-25) Again, the family is in my prayers and I offer my heartfelt condolences. Feel free to contact me at my email address:
Posted by Sue (Strohmayer) Smith on June 8, 2017
Paula . I was so sorry to hear about Mark!! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family !
Posted by Nancy Mogck on June 7, 2017
Paula and family: I am so sorry for your loss of Mark. I have many fond memories of spending every Holiday together with the Mogck clan growing up together, going to country school together as well as bussed together to high school. You are in my thoughts and prayers thru your healing journey.
Posted by Shirlee Sargent Burmeister on June 7, 2017
So sorry to hear the loss of a great man. Worked with him at Krohmers and was fun to be around.
Posted by Tom & Tamara (Radel) Abbenhaus on June 7, 2017
So sorry for your loss of Mark. Many memories, 1st grade country school, pony rides, long school bus rides. Our hearts go out to you Paula & family.
Posted by Darcy & Haylee Constant on June 7, 2017
So sorry for your loss. Thinking and praying for your family
Posted by Dave & Cori Goldammer on June 7, 2017
We are so sorry for your are all in our thoughts and prayers.
Posted by Jeff and Stephanie Smith on June 7, 2017
We are so incredibly sorry for the loss of Mark.He was a wonderful guy and will be missed. We pray for comfort for u and all the kids through this tough road ahead. Please if u need anything just call.
Posted by morris wegehaupt on June 6, 2017
so sorry for your loss, Paula. He was a character and a good guy who lived life to the fullest. You are in our prayers.
Posted by Lynette and Dave Boehmer on June 6, 2017
Deepest sympathy and sending prayers to all your family
Posted by Lori Fuerniss on June 6, 2017
Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers to you all!
Posted by Dave Strohmayer on June 6, 2017
Paula and family. Susie and I are so sorry for your loss. Our prayers and thoughts are with you at this time.
Posted by Tammy (Hogrefe) Thuringer on June 6, 2017
Thoughts and prayers to you all!!!
Posted by Corrinna wagner on June 6, 2017
My thoughts and prayers are with family and friends of Mark. He was gained his angel wings. May he Rest In Peace.
Posted by Rocky Thury Von Eye on June 6, 2017
My prayers are with the Radel family as you go through this time of sorrow. May God give you peace.
Posted by Pat Miller on June 6, 2017
Paula & Family, So sorry to hear about Mark. Sympathy & Prayers to Yo All.
Posted by MIKE & SUSE (MCCRIGHT) WUDEL on June 6, 2017
Paula we were so sad to hear about Mark's passing. Know that you will be in our thoughts and prayers. The Wudels
Posted by Pat McGill on June 5, 2017
Dear Paula and family, I am thinking of you today and have fond memories of you and your family. May God Bless You and Yours.
Posted by Joanne Almond on June 5, 2017
So sorry for your loss of husband, father & grandfather. We shared many years of fun memories in and out of high school. I will always keep those memories with me. I am so sorry we will not be able to attend. Paula, I will contact you later so we can do lunch together with some of the other girls. Love you. Keep your happy memories going.
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