Ralph Emmes

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Ralph Emmes, 93, of Menominee, Mich. passed away at Bay Area Medical Center on Wednesday, December 6, 2017. He was born April 25, 1924 in Menominee, Mich. to the late Albert and Mary (Doubek) Emmes. Ralph served his Country proudly in the United States Navy during WWII. On August 16, 1947 he married LaVerne Dionne in Menominee, Mich. She preceded him in death on December 2, 2016. Ralph worked as a Millwright Mechanic at Menominee Paper. He was a member of Resurrection Parish, the VFW and enjoyed gardening and making model airplanes.

Ralph is survived by his daughter Susan (Tom) Wozniczka of New London, Wis.; 3 sons Roy (Cindy) of Menominee, Mich. Wayne (Carol) of Marinette, Wis. and Craig (LuAnn) of Marinette, Wis., daughter in law Denise Emmes of Menominee, Mich. 10 grandchildren, 8 great grandchildren, 4 brothers in law and many nieces and nephews. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, wife LaVerne, son Larry, 2 brothers and 1 sister.

Visitation for Ralph will be Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Anderson-Kell Funeral Home from 4:00pm until time of Vigil Prayer Service at 6:00pm with Fr. Mark McQuesten presiding. A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated for the repose of the soul of Ralph Emmes on Friday, December 8, 2017 at 10:00am at Resurrection Parish with Fr. Mark McQuesten presiding. Burial will follow Mass in Riverside Cemetery.



  1. Jeff Rochon  December 9, 2017

    Ralph and I were shipmates on a couple of ship deliveries for Marinette Marine with Capt. Bob Angwall; we were both helmsmen. We had a nice visit a few years ago at Bob’s funeral. I will always remember him for his kindness, patience and sense of humor. He was also a pretty good cook. I had the honor of hearing some of his stories about his part in the war. The ‘greatest generation ‘ is nearly all gone. He was truly one of them. My condolences to his family and to all who loved him.

  2. Paul Jeanquart  December 7, 2017

    My sincerest condolences.

  3. Patrick F Jeanquart  December 7, 2017

    Uncle Ralph will be deeply missed. Such a devoted father and husband.