Who is an obituary for?May 7, 2012 @ 11:15 am (Updated: 11:22 am - 5/7/12 )
We here at MyNorthwest.com and 97.3 KIRO FM offer our condolences to Bill Radke and his extended family after his father passed away unexpectedly last week.
"We're sad but not depressed when you look back at a good long life," Radke says.
As one of nine children, Radke was assigned the task of writing his father's obituary.
As is the case with much that happens in his life, it also prompted a probing conversation on Seattle's Morning News.
Radke says while he played it pretty straight, he did make some good hearted quips including "although he was career Air Force he leaves behind an army of kids, nine children who will miss him dearly."
But while his mother and other family members praised the heartfelt rememberance, one brother objected to the witticisms, arguing Bill should have treated it strictly serious.
"He says the obits are written not for the the departed or the survivors but the public," says Radke.
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