THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Issue Date: July 8, 2020
Ralph Orlando, age 82, Crivitz resident, passed away Sunday, July 5, 2020 at home surrounded by his family.
He was born July 16, 1937, to the late Tony and Mary (Porfilio) Orlando in the Town of Stephenson. He was raised on the family farm and later moved to Milwaukee where he worked at American Motors for eight years. He married Patricia Maye from Crivitz and they returned to the area and farmed for many years.
The most important thing in life to Ralph was his relationship with God. He loved his family and friends dearly and fellowship with them had great meaning. He always enjoyed home cooking, especially his spaghetti dinners.
He is survived by his wife, Patricia and children, Mark (Tammy) of Crivitz, Jim (Melissa) of Crivitz and daughter, Karen of New Berlin, along with six grandchildren, Theresa, LeAnne, Ava, Savanna, Evan and Thomas; brothers, Carl (Pat) of Crivitz, Paul (Virginia) of Sturgeon Bay; sister, Annie Katers of Green Bay; sisters-in-law, and Viola and Marie Orlando, both of Crivitz.
He was preceded in death by siblings, Leonard, Louie, John, Art, Josephine, Stella and Helen; three brothers-in-law, Walter Alpern, Al Frontczak and Orville Katers and sisters-in-law, Myra, Lillian and Sharon Orlando.
Services were held at Forest Home Cemetery in Athelstane, WI on Wednesday, July 8 with a brief viewing from 9:30-10 AM immediately followed by services. Perry Pearson, Jason Stein and Eric Nueske officiated. Rhodes- Charapata Funeral Home in Crivitz assisted the family.
A special thanks to close friends and Unity Hospice for their care and compassion during his decline.