Ralph R. Baumgartner
Nov. 8, 1927 Feb. 21, 2019

Ralph R BaumgartnerRalph R. Baumgartner, age 91, passed away peacefully on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019. He was born on Nov. 8, 1927 in Waukesha to Earl and Florence (nee Drydyk). Ralph proudly served in the Navy on the ship USS Wyandot from 1945 to 1948. He was united in marriage to Ruth Stark on July 16, 1949. Ralph retired after 30-plus years at Wisconsin Electric Co. He was an active member of Immanuel UCC Church for over 50 years. Ralph enjoyed golfing, fishing, bowling and playing horseshoes. He was a loving husband and father and he will be remembered for his delightful sense of humor.

Ralph is survived by his three children: Cynthia Steiner, Claudia (Russell) Pichler and Steven. He is further survived by his grandchildren, Patrick (Sarah) Cressey, Angela (Joe) Fladwood, Heather (Todd) Bushkie, Ryan Pichler, Brock (Sarah) Baumgartner, RJ (Sophie) Steiner, and Cody (Virginia) Steiner; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers Dean (Patricia), Dennie (Elaine, and Marty (Glenice); nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Ruth; brothers Glenn, Jerry and Neil; son-in-law Russ Steiner; and two grandchildren, Amber and Kent.

A funeral service will be held at 5:00 p.m. on Friday, March 1, 2019, at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend, 1420 W. Paradise Drive, with Pastor Rich Vincent presiding. Interment will be at Washington County Memorial Park. Visitation will be at the funeral home on Friday, March 1, from 3:00 p.m. until time of service at 5:00.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family. For more information, call 262-338-2050 or visit www.phillipfuneralhome.com.