|Birth: ||Aug. 13, 1938|
|Death: ||Jun. 22, 2002|
Ralph R. Stone, 63, of 2181 Hwy M-69 in Mansfield Townsenship, died Saturday, june 22, 2002, at his home. Ralph was born on August 13, 1938 in Lasalle, Lower Michigan, son of Robert and Clara (Towsely) Stone. Ralph grew up in Lasalle, and he attended school there. He entered the United States Air Force in 1956 and served for 23 years, retiring in 1979 as a Master Sgt. He fought in the Vietnam War.
He first married Patty Jo Clelland, Peru, Miami County, Indiana and had three children: Ralph Stone II, Randy Stone, and Hope Stone.
He then married Frances Winkler on December 23, 1971 in Monroe. After being honorably discharged from the service, Ralph worked for the Xerox Corporation for 19 years. He, then, moved to Crystal Falls, and Ralph, along with his wife, purchased the Michi Aho Motel and Resort which he had been operating.
Ralph is survived by his wife, Frances; his mother, Clara Stone of Monroe, lower Michigan; six sons, Ralph Stone II and Randy (Jodi) stone, both of Peru, Indiana, Thomas Batts of Toledo, Ohio, William (Barbara) Batts of Erie, lower Michigan, Rodney Stone of Crystal Falls, and Roger Stone of Toledo, Ohio; three daughters, Barbara (Donald) Meiris of Colorado Springs, Colorado, Hope (Roger) Sielek of Peru, Indiana, Leisa (William) of Colorado Springs, Colorado; a brother, Thomas (Dearles) Stone of lower Michigan; three sisters Kaye (Jim) Wiseman, Virginia Kropojeski and Patricia prism , all of lower Michigan; several grandchildren and great-grandchildren, including Daniel Nelson, who lives with his grandparents in Crystal Falls and numbers nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Robert, and a brother, Edward Stone.
Funeral services will be Friday at 11:00 at Jacobs-Plowe Funeral Home in Crystal Falls. The Eastside Veterans Council will present full military honors at 10:45 am at the funeral home.
Patty Jo Clelland Stone (1941 - 2004)
Cremated, Ashes given to family or friend.
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