Photo courtesy of Wright & Salmon Mortuary - Peoria

Ralph J. Converse

Jun 29, 1941 - Jun 9, 2013

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Hello Jane, I just found this and was blown away. Knew Ralph in 56 when we were on the S&H baseball team. He was a really good guy and player. Found him again in 1959 when I was being recruited by the Illinois baseball team. When the coach, my father and I were walking to lunch, my father spotted Ralph walking on the other side of the street. We called him over and introduced him to the coach. Ralph was there for the state track meet. We all went to lunch and the coach ended up...

Jane and family - All of my thoughts and prayers are with you. Ralph was a one of a kind - an institution in Peoria. Will light a candle for him!

Dear Jane and family,
Pete and I were very saddened by Ralph's passing. He was always the true IBM presence here in Peoria. He made our experience here with IBM a very positive and pleasant one. We always felt wecomed by you both, and proud to be part of the community. Rita Fischbach

a ready smile and positive can-do attitude that was infectious; truly a joy to be around. We will be keeping you in our thoughts and prayers in this difficult time of transition.

Sincerely, Jim and Katie Owens

I hope Ralph is having a ball playing center field for the "ANGELS". What a great guy, he will be missed. Jane & Family are in our prayers.

We are so sorry for your loss. I met Ralph when he came to IBM in Peoria. He was a great leader and made work a better place for all of us. After he retired from IBM, I would see him occasionally. He always took the time to ask what we were doing and gave me an update on his life as well as his family.

He will be missed. Larry and Ann Schorn

Ralph always had a way of making a difference.
Doug Fawcett

There was only one Ralph Converse! What a great guy!!!!!!!!

So sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. Enjoyed playing football with him and running track at "WA". Was great to see him at our 50th Reunion. He will be missed by all that knew him. Les and Marti Johnson


Ralph's Obituary

PEORIA-Ralph J. Converse, 71, of Peoria, passed away at 3:25 a.m., Sunday, June 9, 2013 at OSF Richard L. Owens Hospice Home. Ralph was born June 29, 1941, in Akron, OH, to Irving "Cotty" and Ethelyn "Jackie" (Smith) Converse. He married Jane Griffin Bodman on October 17,...

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