Ralph J. Fleming

June 10, 1923 Jan. 16, 2010

Ralph J. Fleming of Stone Bank passed away at Angels-Grace Hospice on Saturday, Jan. 16, 2010, at age 86.

He served for 20 years as fire chief of the Stone Bank Fire Department, was an active member of Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish in North Lake and served in the U.S. Army during World War II.

He was the loving husband of 61 years to Vivian (nee Hall); dear father of Sue (Joe) Simons and Tim Fleming; grandfather of Jud Simons, Erin Simons, Tom Fleming and Tim (Krista) Fleming; and great-grandfather of Isabelle, Brady and Ella Fleming. He is further survived by his siblings, Mary Ellen Connell and Joe Fleming, other relatives and many friends.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the 4 p.m. funeral Mass on Thursday, Jan. 21, at Blessed Teresa of Calcutta Parish, Highway 83, North Lake.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the church or Stone Bank Fire Department are appreciated.

Evert-Luko Funeral Home is serving the family. For more information, call 367-2156 or visit online at www. evertlukofuneralhome.com.