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Ralph E. Johnston

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Ralph E. Johnston Obituary
RALPH E. JOHNSTON Ralph E. Johnston, a 55 year resident of Johnsburg, passed away peacefully on October28, 2013. He was born on August 23, 1925 in Latham, Illinois to Harold and Stella(nee Gasaway) Johnston. Ralph attended the University of Illinois, where he earned his Bachelor 's Degree in Electrical Engineering. After he graduated, he served for 4 years in the Navyduring WWII. Ralph later became Vice President of Operations for Claude S. Gordon Company in Richmond, Illinois; he was employed there for 40 years. He was an avid gardener and a golf enthusiast, playing golf for over 40 years with his Sunday Morning, Monday Night and Thursday Night golf buddies. He also enjoyed winters in Florida and Arizona and loved to attend his grandchildren 's sporting events, and volunteer at St. John the Baptist CatholicChurch. Ralph was united in marriage at St. Nicholas Church in Chicago, on May26, 1951 to Madeline (nee Berner) they were married for 61 years, until her death on September 18,2012. Ralph will be deeply missed by his loving children, John (Susan) Johnston of Naperville, and Mary Lou (Gerald) Assell of Cincinnati, Ohio; his grandchildren, Jill (Chris) Martelli, Danny (Jenny) Johnston, Jacob (Monica) Chalupa and Zachary Chalupa; his great-grandchildren, Gracie and Benjamin Chalupa; step-grandchildren, Jeremy, Gabby and Alex Assell. Many dear nieces, nephews, relatives and friends also survive. He was preceded in death by his loving wife and his parents. Visitation will be Wednesday, October 30, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. at the K.K. Hamsher Funeral Home, 12 N. Pistakee Lake Road, Fox Lake. Funeral Mass will be Thursday, October 31 at 10:00 a.m. at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 2302 Church St., Johnsburg. All are invited to go directly to the church. Interment will be atSt. John Cemetery. Memorials in Ralph 's name can be made to Sage Cancer Center, 4305 Medical Center Drive, McHenry, Illinois, IL 60050 For more information, please call 847-587-2100 or visit www.kkhamsherfuneralhome.com
Published in Suburban Life Publications on Oct. 30, 2013
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