Michael, Ralph C. Mike fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church Saturday, August 3, 2013. Beloved husband of Dolores Michael (nee Schellhase); dear father of Deborah Beyerbach, Barbara Michael, Geraldine Little, Patricia Bommorito (Nick), Christine Brueggeman (Don); dearest grandfather, great-grandfather, special uncle to Thomas Quirk and Abigail Whorton; uncle, cousin and friend to many. Preceded in death by his parents, his first wife Bernadine Michael (nee Ryan) who he married on May 7, 1949; died on September 13, 1971. Also preceded by one sister Arline Dillon and one son-in-law, Howard Little, He enjoyed woodworking, reading and hunting. He was a pressman for 10 years at the St. Louis Globe Democrat and 32 years at the St. Louis Post-Dispatch until he retired. Veteran of the Navy 1946 to 1948. Services: Funeral Tuesday, August 6, 10:00 a.m., St. George Catholic Church, Hermann, MO. Visitation Monday, 4:00 to 8:00 p.m. at The Toedtmann & Gross Funeral Home, 1221 Washington St., Hermann, MO. Interment St. George Cemetery. www.toedtmanngrosse.com
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Published in St. Louis Post-Dispatch on Aug. 5, 2013