August 2, 2023

John W. "Johnny" Radanovich was born on Feb. 27, 1921. Originally from White City, a small village west of Mt. Olive, he graduated from White City Grade School and continued on to Mt. Olive High School where he graduated in 1939. He was an outstanding athlete who played multiple sports, and he was an especially talented basketball player. After graduation, he moved to the Detroit area to be near his sisters. While in Michigan, Johnny entered the U.S. Army on Nov. 12, 1942, and served in Company G, 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Division. In June of 1944, he was shipped overseas. On ___________, he was reported as missing in action in ________________.

He is survived by nephews, Paul Kaganich and Milan Rulich; a niece, Marie Helen (Dan) Grandame; and several great-nieces and great-nephews. Johnny's parents, Michael and Mary Radanovich; six sisters, Anna, Mildred, Rose, Evelyn, Louise, and Marie Ann; and three brothers, Joe, Louis, and Sam are deceased.

The remains of Sgt. John W. Radanovich will be brought by military escort to the Becker and Son Funeral Home on Aug. 3, 2023. Visitation and service will be held on Aug. 12, at Becker and Son Funeral Home. Visitation will begin at 11 a.m. with a service to begin at 2 p.m. with Rev. Nicholas officiating. Following the service, his remains will be interred on the family plot at Union Miners Cemetery in Mt. Olive. A luncheon will be served at the VFW John Dains Hall on Route 138 West after the internment.

Becker and Son Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Anyone wishing to leave an online condolence may do so at beckerandson.com.

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