Ralph G. Landgraf, 82|
Oct. 26, 1932 -- Jan. 30, 2015
Ralph G. Landgraf of Grafton went to his heavenly home on Jan. 30, 2015, at the age of 82 years.
Ralph was born in Milwaukee on Oct. 26, 1932, the son of Adolf and Agnes (nee Schroeter) Landgraf. At the age of 6, Ralph came out to Grafton and lived with his grandfather and aunt Clara Schroeter on his grandfather’s farm. He attended grade school at St. Paul Lutheran School, in Grafton, as well as First Immanuel Lutheran School in Cedarburg. He was confirmed in his faith, at First Immanuel Lutheran Church by Rev. Henry Bleeke in 1946. He went on to receive his high school diploma, in 1950, from Milwaukee Lutheran High School. Shortly after his graduation, Ralph began operating his grandfather’s farm after his grandfather’s passing that year.
Ralph was united in marriage to Janet Emanuel on June 26, 1960, and their marriage was blessed with three sons, Martin, Paul and Daniel. Ralph retired in 1993 from his position as inspector at Russel T. Gilman in Grafton after working there for 20 years.
Ralph and Janet enjoyed a trip with their sons and families to Cancun, Mexico to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary in 2010.
Ralph is survived by his beloved wife, Janet Landgraf; sons, Martin (Diana) Landgraf of San Antonio, Texas, Rev. Paul (Janet) Landgraf of Eureka, Mo. and Daniel (Amy) Landgraf of Morrison, Colo. He is also survived by three grandsons, Joshua, Samuel and Jacob, and three granddaughters, Sarah, Rachel and Zoe; one sister, Alice Bublitz of Greenfield; brothers-in-law, David (Jesse) of Grass Valley, Calif., Edward (Linda) of Paris, Texas and sister-inlaw, Doris Peters of Kimberly. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. Ralph was preceded in death by two sisters, Bernice Buenger and Florence Fielding; and two brothers, Clarence and Carl Landgraf.
Funeral Services will be held on Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, at 1 p.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Grafton. Ralph will be in state on Thursday at the church from 11a.m. until the time of service.
Interment will take place following the Funeral Service, at St. Paul Lutheran Cemetery. The Rev. Scott Kruse will conduct the services.
Memorials in Ralph’s name can be made to St. Paul Lutheran Church, of Grafton or to the Alzheimer’s Association.
Please visit www.muellerfuneralhome.com to view the Ralph G. Landgraf video tribute or to send online condolences to the Landgraf family.
The family wishes to thank the staff at the Lighthouse of West Bend and Betty’s Harbor in West Bend for their care of Ralph during his last two years there