Ralph Zuech, age 89, New Hope, Minn., passed away Sept. 5, 2020.
Preceded by parents, Carl & Thresa (Hoffman) Zuech, siblings Chester, Evelyn Larson, Lawrence, Lorraine McManigle, Kenneth. Born Nov. 17, 1930, Ibsen Township, Richland County, ND.
Worked farm at young age, enlisted in U.S. Army. Married Marlette McPheeters Aug. 12, 1960; welcomed baby boy, Carl Lee Zuech, Feb. 8, 1963. Tank commander in action/ Korea and Vietnam/ received purple heart and bronze star. Retired military 1970, to Ryerson Steel, Plymouth, Minn., for 20 years. Retired to Siren.
Enjoyed feeding/watching wildlife, extended family and friends. Loved polka music, classic country music, watching sports. Beloved resident at St. Therese Care Center, New Hope, Minn., last year of his life. Passed away peacefully, now in eternity with his Lord.
Survived by wife of 60 years, Marlette, son Carl & wife Annette, brother Russell, brother-in-law Roy, assorted nieces, nephews, friends. Will be laid to rest at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Crystal, Minn.