Ralph H. Loehning, 77
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July 29, 1936 - Nov. 22, 2013
Funeral services will be 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, November 26, 2013 followed by a gathering from 6-8 p.m. at Williams Dingmann Family Funeral Home in Sauk Rapids for Ralph H. Loehning, age 77, of St. Stephen who passed away at his home on Friday. Rev. Harvey Ehlers will officiate and burial will be on Wednesday at 3:00 p.m. at St. Margaret's Cemetery in Neenah, WI.
Ralph Harvey Loehning was born on July 29, 1936 in Menasha, WI to Harvey and Loretta (Becker) Loehning. He was married to Mary Rouse on February 23, 1963 at St. Mary Margaret Church in Neenah, WI. Ralph has lived in the St. Stephen/Sartell area since 1982. He served his country in the United States Navy and was a chemical engineer in the paper industry. Ralph worked at various paper companies including Champion Paper Mill in Sartell and retired in 1989. Later in life, he drove bus to sporting events. Ralph was very involved in all his grandchildren's activities. He enjoyed being outside, going out to eat, St. Cloud State Husky hockey games, golfing, fishing, hunting and traveling. He had a love for animals, road trips and the Green Bay Packers. Ralph always put others before himself. He had a great memory, good taste, was a great shopper and had a great interest in politics. Ralph was a passionate, thoughtful, generous and intelligent man who will be dearly missed by all who knew him.
Survivors include his daughters and sons, Carrie (Mark) Buechler of Hudson, WI, Thomas (Annemarie) of St. Cloud, Jean (Dale) Randall of Sartell and Paul of St. Stephen and grandchildren, Chelsea, Nicole, Meaghan, Zachary, Cameron, Madison, Demi and Aaron. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Mary on November 14, 1987; and brother, Robert.
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Williams Dingmann Funeral Homes
324 2nd Avenue South Sauk Rapids, MN 56379
Published in the St. Cloud Times on Nov. 25, 2013