Ralph Hoople

Aug. 25, 1935 Oct. 6, 2010

Ralph Hoople, 75, of Waukesha, died Wednesday, Oct. 6, 2010, at Waukesha Memorial Hospital after a long, courageous battle with cancer. Ralph was born Aug. 25, 1935, in Bruce, the son of Louis and Mildred (Sherman) Hoople.

He was the loving husband of Sandra; dear father of Holt of Milwaukee, Gregory (Roxanne) of Waukesha, Brian (Rose) of Gaylesville, Jerry (Janet) of Waukesha, Tammy (Pete) of Milwaukee, Wayne of Waukesha and Lynda (Matt) of Eagle; loving grandfather of Matthew, Bradley, Steven, Taylor, Kayla, Chelsey, Nicole, Jake, Emily and Sarah; and brother of Kenneth (Jan) of Colorado, Joyce (Rudy) of Illinois, Glen (Lois) of Ladysmith, Gene (Robyn) of Hortonville, Robert (Barbara) of New Berlin, Nancy (Max) of Kaukauna, Roger (Carla) of Holcombe, Danny of Milwaukee, Randy (Sue) of Green Bay, and Charlie and Carol of Illinois. He was the loving uncle of many nieces and nephews, the great-grandfather of three and the best buddy of Fred Ophoven. He is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Ralph was preceded by his brother, Ray, and sister, Beverly.

Visitation will be held from 1 p.m. until the 3 p.m. funeral service Sunday, Oct. 10, at Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, 237 N. Moreland Blvd., Waukesha, with the Rev. Jim Burd officiating.

The family would like to extend their appreciation to Dr. Paul Le Marbre and the oncology nurses and staff at Waukesha Memorial Hospital.

Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home is serving the family. For the online obituary, cards of condolence or directions, please visit www.waukeshasfuneralhome.com or call the funeral home at 542-6609.