Ralph V. Manthey,
Ralph V. Manthey, “Bud,” 95, of Slinger, passed away unexpectedly on
Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013, at Aurora Summit Medical Center, Oconomowoc.
He was born July 11, 1918, in Cambria, to Minnie (nee Sexton) and Verle
Manthey, and raised by his stepfather, Perry Sexton. He married Ruth F.
Butler on June 12, 1973, in West Bend.
Ralph’s labor of love was taping for Washington County Public
Broadcasting Station, TV and radio. He was looking forward to taping the
Washington County Humane Society’s Festival of Trees on Dec. 5, 2013. In
earlier years, Ralph worked for Globe Union/Johnson Controls and Sprague
Ralph is survived by his beloved wife, Ruth Manthey of Slinger; loving
daughter, Jayne Doucette of Germantown; stepchildren, Joyce Connors of
Sussex, Judith (Arthur) Smith of West Bend, Anne (Richard) Endres of
Menomonee Falls and Glenn (Karen) Korntved of Cottage Grove; cherished
grandsons, Perry, Jeff and Dan (Jen) Bartkowiak; and five
great-grandchildren, Branden, Brittany, Brady, Konnor and Alexis
Bartkowiak; and brother-in-law, Joseph (Trudy) Butler. He is further
survived by many other dear relatives and friends.
A memorial gathering for Ralph will be held Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013, at
the Shimon Funeral Home (824 Union St., Hartford). The family will greet
relatives and friends on Saturday at the funeral home from 11 a.m.-1
The Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family; (262) 673-9500 and