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Ralph F. Rasmussen

September 30, 1934 December 12, 2016
Ralph F. Rasmussen
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Obituary for Ralph F. Rasmussen

Ralph F. Rasmussen, 82, of Oconto, passed away Monday, December 12, 2016 at Bellin Health Oconto Hospital. Ralph was born September 30, 1934 in Oconto to the late Ralph and Myrtle (Barke) Rasmussen. He married Virginia Behnke-DeWitt on July 31, 1970. She preceded him in death on September 30, 2010. Right out of high school Ralph sailed the Great Lakes on cargo ships. He then served his Country in the US Air Force. After several years in the work force Ralph followed his entrepreneurship, returned to Oconto and built what is now the High Seas Marina and the Dock Side restaurant. His passion was repairing old boats and old double barrel shot guns. Ralph enjoyed hunting, fishing and the outdoors, especially the Oconto harbor. He was a long time member of the Oconto Sportsman Club.

Ralph is survived by his significant other, Sandy Rasmussen, Oconto; two step-sons, Kimm (Angie) DeWitt, DePere; Terry (Patti) DeWitt, Madison; sister-in-law, Donna Barribeau, Oconto; brother-in-law, Jay Behnke, Green Bay; and five step-grandchildren, Tom, Tim, Kerry, Kory and Shaunah.

The family will receive relatives and friends at the Gallagher Funeral Home, Oconto, from 3 to 6 PM Monday, December 19, 2016. Memorial services will be conducted 6 PM Monday at the funeral home with the Rev. Dave Hatch officiating. Online condolences may be expressed at www.gallagherfuneralhome.net.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given.

A special thank you to the staffs at Bellin Health Oconto Hospital, Unity Hospice, Green Bay Oncology, Oconto Falls site, and the Oconto Fire and Rescue Squad.

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Visitation

Monday

19

Dec

3:00 PM 12/19/2016 3:00:00 PM - 6:00 PM 12/19/2016 6:00:00 PM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States

Service

Monday

19

Dec

6:00 PM 12/19/2016 6:00:00 PM
Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service

217 Congress St.
Oconto, WI 54153

Memorial service by Rev. Dave Hatch.

Gallagher Funeral Home & Cremation Service
217 Congress St. Oconto 54153 WI
United States
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