Michael David Ralph, age 57, of St. Elmo, Illinois passed away at 8:40 a.m., Sunday, November 06, 2016 peacefully at his home.
Funeral service will be at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016 at C&A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, Illinois. Jim Giffin will be officiating. Visitation will be from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016 at C&A Pagel Funeral Home in St. Elmo, Illinois. Graveside service with military rites will be at 5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 12, 2016 at Peters Creek Cemetery in Elizabethtown, Illinois. Memorials may go to the family or donor’s choice.
Michael was born on July 29, 1959 in Joliet, Illinois, the son of Elmer J. and Shirley G. (Shipp) Ralph. He was a member of the ST. Elmo VFW. He loved riding his Harley, tinkering around his garden and home and spending time with family and friends.
He is survived by his mother, Shirley Templeton of Harrisburg, Illinois; wife, Sharon Ralph of St. Elmo, Illinois; two sons, Jason Ralph of Joliet, Illinois and Marty McEndree Jr. of Benton, Illinois; four daughters, Emnerlin Ralph of Tennessee, Kelsey Sheedy of West Frankfort, Illinois, Karastin Sheedy of Benton, Illinois and Kaytee McEndree of West Frankfort, Illinois; sister, Shirley Kasier of Harrisburg, Illinois; four grandchildren with one on the way; four nieces Destiny Ralph, Stephanie Choat, Britteny Williams and Ashley Williams.
He was preceded in death by his father, Elmer J. Ralph and sister, Michele Ralph.