Ralph Meyer

Ralph Meyer

Owatonna, Steele County, Minnesota, USA
Death 19 Nov 2013 (aged 72)
Rochester, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA
Burial Simpson, Olmsted County, Minnesota, USA
Memorial ID 137387473 · View Source
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Ralph Meyer — Rochester

Posted: Wednesday, November 20, 2013 2:04 pm | Updated: 2:04 pm, Wed Nov 20, 2013. Rochester Post Bulletin

Ralph Meyer passed away peacefully early Tuesday, Nov. 19, 2013, at home surrounded by his loving family.

He was born May 8, 1941, in Owatonna, to August and Grace (Kubista) Meyer. He grew up in Brownsdale and graduated from Rose Creek High School in 1959.After high school, Ralph traveled throughout the country and experienced many life adventures. He worked at the 1960 Winter Olympics in Squaw Valley Lake Tahoe, Calif., the Chinese New Year in San Francisco and picked apples in Seattle, Wash., to name a few.After traveling around the country, he returned to Minnesota in 1962 and met his love of 50 years, Patricia Gahagan of Austin. They were then married in July 1963 at our Lady of Loretto Catholic Church in Brownsdale. The couple then settled in Rochester where Ralph was employed with Edwards Sheet Metal, later becoming Tom Brogan Heating & Air Conditioning. He retired in 2002.

Ralph enjoyed life to the fullest and loved his family with all his heart. He was the very best husband, father, grandfather, great-grandfather and was a friend to many. He enjoyed spending time at his cabin in northern Minnesota, annual trips to Arizona in the winter, and venturing off on driving-destination trips across the country. For those who knew him best, he was always in the middle of several projects, as he loved being busy.

Ralph is survived by his wife, Patricia; three daughters, Brenda (Dave) Johnson of Chatfield, Jenny Meyer of Chicago, Ill., and Christine Meyer of Chicago, Ill.; three granddaughters, Melissa Mattson of Chicago, Ill., Krista Mattson of Chatfield and Megan Johnson of Chatfield; two great-granddaughters, Rosalie and Kendall; as well as his loyal and loving companion, dog, Mattie.He is also survived by sisters, Judy (Neil) Knutson of Brownsdale, Janet Meyer of Minneapolis, Suzanne (David) Wilson of Hudson, Wis., Cecile Kling of Minneapolis and Phyllis Johnson of Rochester.

He was preceded in death by parents and sister, Mary Wilson.

The family would like to his thank all of his friends and family who have supported Ralph through his illness and journey. They would also like to thank physicians and advocates at the Mayo Clinic; Dr. Timothy Olson; Dr. Michael Kidd; Dr. John Fitz; Dr. Lowell Dale, Janet Nelson, RN, and Lynn Borkenhagen, RN, CNP and Mayo Hospice Care.

The funeral Mass for Ralph will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 23, at the Church of the Resurrection.

Visitation will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 22, in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.

Online condolences are welcome at mackenfuneralhome.com.

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