Ralph Rothlesberger

Ralph Lyle Rothlesberger

Ralph Lyle Rothlesberger, age 75, of Menasha, passed away peacefully on April 4, 2014 at Matthews Adare Assisted Living. Ralph was born in Seymour on September 20, 1938, son of the late August and Esther (Nischke) Rothlesberger. He enjoyed his work at Valley Packaging as a mill worker for over 25 years.

Ralph enjoyed building things and putting together Lego sets. He also enjoyed walking his dogs and helping out on the grill at family gatherings. He took many trips to Florida with his foster family. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Ralph is survived by his brothers: John (Becky Young) Rothlesberger of Kaukauna, James (Phyllis) Rothlesberger of Coleman, Ray (Kathy) Rothlesberger of Seymour; and his sister Gert (William) Buchanan of Appleton. He is further survived by his adult foster father of 30 years Hub Kilsdonk as well as many nieces, nephews, cousin, and other relatives and friends.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Allan; sisters Nancy and Mary; and his adult foster mother Cathy Kilsdonk.

A private family memorial service will be held for Ralph at a later date.

The Rothlesberger family would like to thank the staff at Matthews Adare Assisted Living, especially Michelle and Amy as well as the staff at Hospice Advantage.


Funeral Home

Wichmann Funeral Home
537 North Superior Street Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 739-1231

Published in Appleton Post-Crescent on Apr. 6, 2014