Mary A. Radman

WILMINGTON—Mary A. Radman, 99, of Wilmington and formerly of Channahon and Chicago, passed away Tuesday, Feb. 9, 2021 at her home.
Born Oct. 12, 1921 in Croatia, Mary Ann was a daughter of John and Mary (Velcich) Mikicich. She emigrated from Europe at the age of 10 where she was raised in the Bridgeport neighborhood and attended St. Jerome School. On Dec. 26, 1942, Mary married John Radman in St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church and together they made their home and raised their family. Over the years, Mary was a member of St. Brendan’s, as well as Our Lady of the Snows and St. Camillus Parish.
She held employment with Bauer and Black, manufacturing medical supplies during WWII, and later worked for Fair Department Store in Chicago, as well as at the Engineer’s Club downtown Chicago.
Mary and John relocated to Channahon, IL with their son, Mike in the early 1990’s, and there she was an active parishioner of St. Ann Catholic Church until most recently moving to Wilmington where she belonged to St. Rose of Lima Parish.
A dedicated wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, Mary took pleasure in both flower gardening and vegetable gardening, as well as knitting and crocheting.
Survivors include her children: John (Dorothy) Radman, of St. Charles, IL; Carol (the late Jim) Bradac, of Shorewood and Michael (Ann) Radman, of Channahon; five grandchildren: John (Jackie Messa) Radman Jr., of Highlands Ranch, CO; Karen (Michael Farrimond) Radman, of Denver, CO; Lynda (Michael Selover) Radman, of Goodyear, AZ; Mitch (Kate) Radman, of St. Charles and Paul (Tracy) Bradac, of Joliet; nine great-grandchildren: Seth, Samantha, Quentin, Chandler, Abby, Lizzy, Charlotte, Dominic and Ava, and cousins: Grace (Surdich) McGuire, Vince Bon, Tina (Velcich) Donahue, John Velcich, Tony Zec, Cecelia (Zec) Surdich and Dora Zorich.
Mary was preceded in death by her parents, husband, John; great-grandson, Liam Miller and one brother, George Mikicich.
The family will receive friends for a visitation at St. Jerome Croatian Catholic Church, 2823 S. Princeton Avenue in Chicago on Thursday, Feb. 18, 2021 from 10 a.m. until the time of funeral service at 11 a.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated with Father Jozo Grbes presiding.
Burial will follow in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery in Evergreen Park, where Mary will be laid to rest with her late husband.
A celebration of life will be planned later in the year, when the pandemic restrictions are lifted and it becomes safe for family and friends to gather.
In lieu of flowers, the family wishes for Masses in Mary’s honor.
Family and friends may sign the guest book, upload photographs and share Mary’s memorial page online through social media by logging onto:
Funeral services and arrangements have been made under the direction and care of Baskerville Funeral Home in Wilmington.