Ralph P. LeFever

Ralph P. LeFever, 93, of Random Lake, passed away April 19, 2008 at Gables on the Pond in Random Lake, where he had been a resident for the past 18 months.

He was born on July 12, 1914 in the town of Scott to the late Charles and Mary (nee Peters) LeFever.

He attended Batavia Grade School and West Bend High School.

On Feb. 26, 1938, he married Leona M. Miller at St. Mary’s Catholic Church

in Random Lake. The couple had resided in Silver Creek until 1979, when they moved to Random Lake.

He worked at Risse Implement in Silver Creek for 14 years, then at Krier Preserving in Random Lake for 28 years before retiring in 1988.

Ralph was a member of Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Random Lake and was a member of the Holy Name Society in the church.

He was instrumental in establishing the Silver Creek Volun-teer Fire Department and served as fire chief for many years.

He enjoyed fishing, raising horses, hunting, "making wood" and especially loved his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife on July 15, 2004. He was further preceded by one son-in-law, John H. Mueller; four sisters, Sarah Risse, Madelyn Seider, Eileen Ulberg and Naomi Schladweil-er, and two brothers, Cecil and Calvin.

Survivors include four children, Phyllis (Peter) Molter of Phelps, Patricia (Jim) Schmitz of Random Lake, Terrence (Holly) LeFever of Sling-er, and Joan (Richard) Knorr of Random Lake, 12 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren, three step-grandchildren, five step-great-grandchildren, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

A funeral Mass will be held on Tuesday, April 22 at 7 p.m. at Our Lady of the Lakes Catholic Church in Random Lake. The Rev. Richard Cerpich will officiate. Burial will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Random Lake.

Friends may call at the church on Tuesday from 3 p.m. until the time of services.

A memorial fund is being established in his name.

The Suchon Funeral Home and Cremation Services is serving the family. For online condolences, visit www.suchonfh.com.