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Elmer Ralph, Jr.

September 30, 1929 July 5, 2016
Elmer Ralph, Jr.
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Obituary for Elmer Ralph, Jr.

Elmer Ralph, Jr., age 86, of Elizabethtown, IL passed away on July 5, 2016 in Rosiclare, IL.

He was born on September 30, 1929 to Elmer and Mary Elizabeth (Frailey) Ralph on Whoopie Cat Mountain, Hardin County, Illinois. Elmer was married to Shirley A. Ralph, who preceded him in death on October 20, 2015. He was retired from Teamster Union 179 in Joliet. He was a 50+ year member of Rosiclare Masonic Lodge 1144 AF & AM. He was an avid outdoorsman, mechanic, welder, and loved photography. He enjoyed spending time with family and friends and lived life to the fullest.

Elmer is survived by son, Michael Ralph of St. Elmo, IL; step-children, Gina Morsch of Carrier Mills, IL, Lena Morsch of Carbondale, IL, and Tim Morsch of Baltimore, MD; sister, Pauline McEwin of Dallas, TX; three grandchildren, Destiny Ralph, Jason Ralph, Emily Ralph; special niece, Betty Eagle; host of nieces, nephews, and cousins; one special cat, Milo.

In addition to his parents and wife, he was preceded in death by daughter, Michelle Ralph; four sisters, Alberta Holbrook, Beatrice King, Catherine Livers, Frances Walker; two brothers, Garcia Ralph, Alfred Ralph.

Masonic service will be 2:00 pm on Saturday, July 9, 2016 at the First Baptist Church in Elizabethtown, IL. Celebration of life will immediately follow masonic services at the church. Interment will follow at the Rose Cemetery. Visitation will be from 12:00 pm until time of service on Saturday at the church.

Memorials may be made to: Rose Cemetery or Rosiclare Masonic Lodge 1144 AF & AM.

Previous Events

Visitation

Saturday

9

Jul

12:00 PM 7/9/2016 12:00:00 PM - 2:00 PM 7/9/2016 2:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church Elizabethtown

198 W. Market St.
Elizabethtown, IL 62931

First Baptist Church Elizabethtown
198 W. Market St. Elizabethtown 62931 IL
United States

Service

Saturday

9

Jul

2:00 PM 7/9/2016 2:00:00 PM
First Baptist Church Elizabethtown

198 W. Market St.
Elizabethtown, IL 62931

First Baptist Church Elizabethtown
198 W. Market St. Elizabethtown 62931 IL
United States

Cemetery Details

Location

Rose Cemetery Final Resting Place

County Road 225E
Hicks, IL 62931

County Road 225E Hicks 62931 IL
United States
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