Ralph Lynn Lilly

Oct. 12, 1939 - May 12, 2009


Ralph Lynn Lilly, 69, of Whitewater, died Tuesday, May 12, 2009, at Mercy Hospital in Janesville.

Ralph was born in Milwaukee on Oct. 12, 1939, the son of Richard and Adela (nee Krueger) Lilly. On Oct. 14, 1961, Ralph married Sally Lee Klix in North Prairie. Ralph was a supervisor for Grede Foundry and later J & L Fiber Services for 38 years before retiring in 2001. After retiring, Ralph took up farming, where he raised polled herefords at Lilly’s Pad.

He is survived by his wife, Sally Lilly of Whitewater; daughter, Lisa (Richard) Viola of Whitewater; son, Mark (Marci) Lilly of Whitewater; five grandchildren, Ian Helfenstein, Mitchell and Marshall Lilly and Ryan and Corey Viola; and brother, Jerry Lilly of Milwaukee. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Dick and Tom Lilly.

Visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the 1 p.m. funeral service Friday, May 15, at Nitardy Funeral Home Chapel, Whitewater, with the Rev. Jerald Wendt officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery, Whitewater.

Nitardy Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call (920) 563-5898 or visit online at www.nitardyfuneralhome.com.