Ralph V. Stagner
1930 - 2021
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Ralph V. Stagner
November 23, 1930 - June 2, 2021
Gig Harbor, Washington - Ralph V Stagner, 90, a long time resident of Gig Harbor, died June 2, 2021. Ralph completed his undergraduate studies at Augustana College in Illinois and completed medical school at the University of Illinois. Internship was served at the Pierce County Hospital in Tacoma, Wa, during which time he married Bonnie J. Wallace. After serving two years in the USAF in Spokane, the family moved to Portland area where Ralph completed his four year residency in urology at the University of Oregon Hospitals.
The family returned to Tacoma where Ralph began his practice in 1963. He retired in 1992. After retirement he and Bonnie traveled extensively overseas as well as in their motorhome for over 15 years. He enjoyed hunting, painting, wood working, cooking and boating. They were happily married for 59 years, truly enjoying one another's company.
Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie. Survivors include four children, Kimberly, Leigh, Scott and Laura Stagner; grandsons, Evan and Joseph Cilley; and granddaughter, Shannyn and her husband Samir Mujkanovic.
A celebration of Ralph will be held at Haven of Rest in Gig Harbor on Sunday, June 27th at 2:00pm.
Any remembrances can be sent to Planned Parenthood or to the departments of urology at either the University of Washington or University of Oregon.


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Published in & from Jun. 10 to Jun. 16, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
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27
Celebration of Life
02:00 PM
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June 11, 2021
Thank you so much for taking care of my dad. He always felt you were someone very special. And, though I was barely out of high school, you always found time to pass on your knowledge and encouragement when I was a fledgling X-ray tech. at Tacoma General Hospital. Again, thank you and I'll see you on the "flip side".
Bill Wager
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June 10, 2021
We are so deeply saddened to hear of Ralph’s passing. Our hearts go out to his family. He was one of the kindest, most entertaining, intelligent and funniest people ever. He made the absolute best tea from real tea leaves and the most fabulous scones from scratch that we’ve ever had. He turned us into scone fans, but only for his. He also had quite the impressive woodworking skills and set-up at his home. He certainly was a man of many talents. We will miss his upbeat, energetic personality and his thoughtfulness. Again, our sincere condolences to his family.
Mark and Laura Carlson
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