Ralph G. Boden, 78
Ralph G. Boden, 78, of the town of Addison, passed away Thursday, Dec. 23, 2010, at his residence.
Ralph was born and raised in West Bend, graduated from West Bend High School and was in the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. On June 1, 1957, he married the love of his life Ruth Ann (nee Warnecke). Ralph retired from the Gehl Co. after 38 years of service and still continued his passion in life – farming. He loved camping, traveling, polka dancing, hunting with his boys and grandsons, but mostly enjoyed spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Ralph was a member of the Allenton American Legion Post No. 483.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Ruth; his children, Larry (Christie Nell), Julie (Wally) Langenecker, Peter (Nancy), Paul (Jackie), Jane (Todd) Limberg, Linda (Russell) Henker, Tom (Laurie) and Tim (Amy). He is further survived by his grandchildren, Jesse, Chiree, Jenalyn and Olivia Boden, Heather (Andy Weber), Matthew,and Paul Langenecker, Addison (Katie Kneiss), and Alexandra (fiance, Joe Herther) Boden, Dylan and Brittany Boden, Emily and Coralena Boden, Mallorie Henker (fiance, Jared Struts), Koral and Marissa Boden, great-grandchildren Brooklynn Boden and Roman Struts; his sisters, Kathleen Wagner, Gertrude Disler, Audrey Rosbeck and Pat (William) Hart; his brother, Raymond (Marcella) Boden; motherin-law, Armella Warnecke; and sister-in-law, Lorraine Boden; nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Daniel and Leroy; sister, Marilyn Reinders; brothersin-law, Fred Wagner, Jacob Disler, Bob Rosbeck and Alex Reinders Sr.; and sister-in-law, Pat Boden,
A Mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 29, at St. Matthias Catholic Church (Nabob Road and Church Drive in West Bend) with the Rev. Joseph Dominic presiding. Visitation will be at the Phillip Funeral Chapel in West Bend on Tuesday, Dec. 28, from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Interment will be at St. Matthias Cemetery.
The Phillip Funeral Home of Slinger is assisting the family. www.phillipfuneralhome.com.
The family would like to thank the Allenton Rescue Squad.