Ralph J. "Patty" Averill

Ralph J. "Patty" Averill, 75, of West Bend, passed away Saturday, Feb. 25, 2006 at Select Specialty Hospital of West Allis.

Ralph was born on Oct. 13, 1930 to Ralph and Cecelia (May) Averill and attended St. Mary’s Catholic School and West Bend High School.

He served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Con-flict.

After his marriage to Carol M. Gengler on Sept. 25, 1954 at St. Mary’s Imaculate Conception Church, West Bend, the couple lived in West Bend and later Barton.

He was the head custodian for Badger Middle School for over 35 years, retiring in 1992.

After retirement, Ralph spent much of his time at his home on Lake Camelot.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman, devoted husband, father and dearly loved his grandchildren.

He was a member of St. Mary’s Immaculate Conception Catholic Church and past member of St. Joseph’s Society.

Ralph will be deeply missed by his wife, Carol; sons, Ralph G. (Barbara) of West Bend, Terry (fianceŽ Beth) of Fond du Lac, Jeffrey (Roxanne) of Kewaskum, Todd (Jill) of Neillsville and Jay of Barton; seven grandchildren, Jake and Makenzie, Alex and Haley, Brittaney, Alexis and Abigail; two brothers, Kenneth "Buck" (Lynn) of Kewaskum and Paul of Ashford; a sister, Virginia (Merle) Miller of Hartford; nieces; nephews; other relatives and friends.

Preceding him in death were his parents; a son, Kim; a brother, Gerald and a sister, Arlene Han-sen.

A Memorial Mass to honor Ralph will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m. at St. Mary’s Immacualte Conception Catholic Church, West Bend.

Father Michael Moran will officiate, and Cremation was held at Paradise Cremation Ser-vices. Interment of ashes will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery.

Visitation will be at the church only on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until the time of Mass at 7 p.m.

Memorials are appreciated to St. Mary’s Building Fund.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.