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Vicki Linn Raedeke, age 68 of Buffalo, MN, passed into glory on March 24, 2020. She was born on May 15, 1951 in Willmar, MN to Harold and Elinor (Setrum) Fischer.

Vicki graduated from Willmar High School, and then furthered her education at Ridgewater College. There she received her nursing degree and worked as a nurse for 40 years, with 34 years as a psychiatric nurse at Willmar Regional Treatment Center.

On November 27, 1993, she was joined in marriage to her best friend, John Raedeke, at Assembly of God in Willmar, MN.

Vicki was known for her happy demeanor and infectious smile. Her outgoing and fun personality easily made her many special friendships throughout her life. She was a social butterfly and always would take the time to make other people feel loved and cared for. She also cared deeply for animals of all kinds; she had dogs, horses, goats, and other animals. She volunteered her time helping with various organizations like Meals on Wheels and caring for the children at Buffalo Covenant Church with their activities. Her involvement and dedication to the church showed her love for the Lord.

Vicki is preceded in death by her parents, Harold and Elinor Fischer; and brother, Terry Fischer.

She is survived by her husband, John Raedeke of Buffalo, MN; children, Rodney (Susan) Danielson of Exeter, NH, Jonathan Germundson of Big Lake, MN, Jenny (Paul) Mager of St. Michael, MN, Alyson (Dan) Keenan of New London, MN, John (Kathy Schmuck) Raedeke Jr., of Stacy, MN, and Alisha Ruud of Minneapolis, MN; and 8 grandchildren.

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to The Peterson Chapel of Buffalo. Online condolences for the family may be directed to

9 Guestbook Entries

  1. Myrna Gatewood

    We had many good times, especially with our girls. She was talented in many things, did beautiful handiwork. I always thought she was so wise😊. And I loved her casual, laid back demeaner. I will miss my friend.😔 My thoughts & prayers are with all of you.❤️

  2. Bruce and Nancy Young

    John, we our praying for you and your family. May the hope in Jesus give you comfort during the days ahead.

  3. Sherry Wadsworth

    My thoughts and prayers are with all of u during this difficult time. I worked with Vicki at the Willmar Regional Treatment Center and I have such fond memories of r working years together. She was a kind and fun person and a wonderful nurse. . May God hold each of u in his loving arms during this time . Sherry Wadsworth

  4. Kathy Reishus

    Though it’s been many years that I have seen Vicki it hasn’t tarnished my memories I have of working along side her at WRTC. My most vivid memory I have of her was when I had just went from working as an LPN to the first few days of orientation as an RN on Cottage 14. Vicki was so patient with me and never looked down on me. I remember her cute giggle and infectious smile.
    John, I am so sorry you have to now deal with your life without her. May God bless you and your family.

  5. Karen Hauser

    I knew Vicky from working at the Willmar Regional Treatment Center. Vicky was one of those “Great Ones”! She was GREAT with co-workers and GREAT with the residents.
    I wish for you God’s peace, and GREAT memories of a wonderful women!

  6. Sandra Miller

    Many of my dearest memories of working at WRTC involve my time working with Vicki. We had some very precious times together. She was such a blessing to me. She was so sure of her faith and will be waiting to greet us all at “The Gate”. My sympathy and wish for peace to you, her family.

  7. Shawn Gellert & Steve Johnson

    It was such a joy to get to know Vicki when I went on the Mexico mission trip with her. She was so sweet and fun to be with. We had lots of laughs together. She is really going to be missed! So, so sorry for your loss, John! Our thoughts and prays will be with you!

  8. Dee Rohlin

    May our Lord comfort and console you now and always.
    My sincere sympathy

  9. Barbara Fredrickson

    Eric and I are so sorry to hear of Vicki’s passing. I am grateful I was able to visit with Vicki at the coffee shop with Sue Barter not that long ago. God bless you and your family.

    Barb and Eric Fredrickson


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