Ralph N. Key

March 1, 1906 - Aug. 2, 1006

Ralph N. Key died Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2006, at LindenGrove Health Care Center in Waukesha. He was 100.

He was born March 1, 1906, in the town of Troy, the son of Joseph and Mabel (nee Bluet) Key.

Ralph and the former Alta V. Whitmore were married July 2, 1928, and made their home in Waukesha. He was employed at Waukesha Motor Co. and Hein Werner, and served 34 years with the Waukesha School District board of education, retiring in 1971.

He is survived by his son, John F. (Jeanne) Key of Golden, Colo.; daughter, Audrey (Dick) Arnold of Waukesha; grandchildren, Devon (Joanne) Arnold, Thane Arnold, Scott (Cindy) Key, Lisa Key and Kent (Cehri) Key; and four great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Alta Key, in 1990.

Visitation for Ralph will be held from 1 p.m. until a 3 p.m. funeral service Monday, Aug. 7, at Church and Chapel Funeral Home, 380 Bluemound Road, Waukesha. Private burial is at Evergreen Cemetery in East Troy. The family has requested no gifts or memorials.

Church and Chapel Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 549-0659 or visit www.churchandchapel.com to view the online obituary, leave condolences or receive directions.