BALDWIN CITY — Christina Ann (Radke) Madl, 47, passed away at her home in rural Baldwin on April 21, 2014, after a long illness. Born in Hoisington, she was the daughter of John E. and Laura Lea Peace Radke. In 1985 she graduated from Hoisington High School. During her high school years she worked at Dairy Queen, The Hoisington Chamber of Commerce and served as assistant manager of the Hoisington Swimming Pool. She graduated from Barton County Community College School of Cosmetology and the school’s advanced study program. She then moved to Lawrence where she studied Art History at the University of Kansas. On April 23, 1994, she married Rick Madl and to this union a son, Mitchell John was born. They were later divorced. She worked as a cosmetologist, nail technician and esthetician. She was employed at GQ Hairstyling Salon and at Scissors Salon in Lawrence. After moving to Baldwin, she was part-owner of Baldwin City Hair & Nail Company. Unable to continue working due to a serious injury, she later designed and made jewelry. Christina was a very loving, kind and considerate mother, daughter, and friend. One of her great joys was traveling around the country, first with her parents and later with her family.
Christina was a member of the Concordia Lutheran Church.
Survivors include her son, Mitch; her mother Lauralea Radke of Baldwin City; uncles Bill and wife Patricia Radke, Allan Radke, Arlen and wife Mary Lou Peace, and Douglas and wife Erma Peace; and numerous cousins. Her father preceded her in death.
Memorial services are set for 11 a.m. on Tuesday at the Ives Chapel United Methodist Church, 1018 Miami, Baldwin City. Christina will be cremated. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be designated to the Baldwin City Community Food Pantry or the Lawrence Homeless Shelter.
Great Bend (Kan.) Tribune, April 25, 2014*