Ralph Stern

Ralph C. Stern

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Ralph C. Stern, age 80, of West Bend was called home to be with God on November 4, 2020. He was born on February 10, 1940 in Farmington, WI to the late Henry and Sabena (nee Schultz) Stern. He married Diane Reichert (Ruhnke) in May of 1971 at St. Francis Cabrini Church. Ralph worked 50+ years as a heavy equipment operator for Local 139.

Sternzy was a member of the EWCA Modified Racing Circuit, racing from the 60’s – 80’s. He enjoyed trips to the casino, playing blackjack and many Cribbage and Sheepshead card clubs. He loved working on cars, hunting, ice fishing, snowmobiling and an intense Packer Game. He will be dearly missed by all who loved him.

Ralph leaves behind his children, Jennie Bowles and Brian (JoAnn) Stern; grandchildren, Chad Stern, Tiara and Rena Bowles, Brittany (Mike) Sander, Ashley (Marlise) Gonzalez, Josh (Samantha Sander) Kleinmaus and Sam Kleinmaus; great-grandchildren, Blake Stern, Zander and Kashton; sister, Gladys Tackes; brother, Gerald Stern; many nephews, nieces, other relatives and friends.

He is preceded in death by his parents, brother Ervin, sister Florence and beloved Schatzi, Diane.

Cards and flowers may be sent to: 5888 Steeple Lane, West Bend, WI 53090.

The family would like to thank JoAnn Stern, Ashley Gonzales and Josh Kleinmaus for their tender care and helpfulness during his time of need.

Visitation will be Sunday, November 8, 2020 from 9:00AM until 11:00AM at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel (1420 W. Paradise Dr. West Bend, WI 53095). Private family Interment at Washington County Memorial Park.
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  • Visitation

    Sunday, November 8th, 2020 | 9:00am - 11:00am
    Sunday, November 8th, 2020 9:00am - 11:00am
    Phillip Funeral Home Chapel
    1420 W Paradise Drive
    West Bend, WI 53095
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    Covid-19 precautions will be enforced. Social distancing and masks required.
  • Interment

    Washington County Memorial Park
    Address Not Available
    West Bend, Wisconsin 53095
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    Private Family Interment


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