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Ralph Gajafsky

August 2, 1925 ~ August 19, 2018 (age 93)

GAJAFSKY, Ralph H.

Ralph was called home by his heavenly Father on Aug 19, 2018. He was born Aug 2, 1925 in Green Bay, WI at home on the family farm to Lydia and Harry Gajafsky. He graduated from Green Bay West High School in 1943 and joined the Navy, spending time on submarines in the Eastern Seaboard during WWII.

After being honorably discharged, he worked for the Chicago Northwestern Railroad shoveling coal until the steam engines were replaced by diesel. Ralph then became a Life Insurance Specialist with Northwestern Mutual of Milwaukee, working to earn the distinction of Certified Life Underwriter. He built strong relationships with his clients until his retirement in 1990.

Ralph was an active member of Gideons International, speaking in churches and handing out God’s Holy Word in the Green Bay area for over 50 years.

Ralph frequently said the Lord brought he and his beautiful wife Marge (Marjorie Sundlie) together. Their love story lasted 70 years, 11 months, and 28 days until Ralph was called home. That love story is proof of God’s blessings. The greatest of these is their four beautiful children, Sharon Brandt (Fred Rushin), Nancy Curry (Bill), Roger Gajafsky (Socorro), and Lori Maves (Tom). His mighty blessings continue with his favorite grandchildren, Kergan Brandt, Jennifer Brandt, Todd Curry, Mike Curry, Jessica Gajafsky, Janine Gajafsky, Victoria Perez, Melissa Torres, Mike McNamara, Mackenzie Maves, and Krista Maves. His legacy of love continues with eight great grandchildren.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, brother Floyd Gajafsky (Bea), and sisters, Lorraine Jahnke (Bud), Ruth Wagner (Joe), and Evie Ullmer (Bob). He was also preceded in death by his beautiful, talented daughter, Nancy Curry.

Visitation will be held on Friday, August 24, 2018 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue, from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Visitation will continue Saturday, August 25, 2018 at Highland Crest Baptist Church, 1830 South Military Avenue, from 10:00 a.m. until the funeral service at 11:00 a.m.

A special thank you to Unity Hospice, especially Bonnie, Karen, and John. You went above and beyond to help and care for all of us in this difficult time.

Memorial donations can be made in Ralph’s memory to Bellin Cancer Center, Gideons International, and/or Unity Hospice.

 

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