WAUKESHA

Ralph Milan Powers

April 6, 1953 - March 27, 2008

Ralph Milan Powers of Waukesha died Thursday, March 27, 2008, at Aurora VNA Zilber Family Hospice in Wauwatosa at age 54. He was born April 6, 1953, in Odessa, Texas, the son of Dan and Vivian (nee Sheffield) Powers.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, serving in the Vietnam War. He also served on the USS Saratoga and USS Kiska. During his youth, he was active in youth and school sports and the Boy Scouts of America. He was a former resident of Richardson, Texas, where he was a member of Height Baptist Church.

He will be sadly missed by his children, Jim Powers, Ralph Milan Powers Jr., and Mary Marie Powers, all of Waukesha; their mother, Bonnie of Waukesha; and his granddaughter, Alicia Earhardt of Waukesha. He is further survived by his parents, Vivian and Dan Powers; sisters, Jeanne Davis and Susan Powers; and his aunt, Norma Sims, all of Richardson; along with other relatives and friends.

A service will be held at a later date. Interment will be in the Texas State Veterans Cemetery in Grand Prize, Texas.

If desired, memorials may be made to your local organ donation network.

For further information, please call Randle-Dable Funeral, Cremation and Preplanning Services at 547-4035 or go to www.waukeshafunerals.com to leave an online tribute.