Ralph Relue

Obituary of Ralph Walter Relue

Ralph Walter Relue, 86, passed away Saturday October 24, 2020. Born in Fort Wayne, IN he was the son of the late Walter “Bud” Jr. and Irma Josephine (Litchfield) Relue.  He married Marilyn Griebel on November 21, 1959. He graduated from Central Catholic High School and attended Purdue University. He was a Veteran of the United States Navy from 1952 to 1956. He served during the Korean war. He served on the USS Alshain until April, 9, 1956. Ralph was an electrical engineer and worked at Magnavox from 1956 until he retired in 1993. Ralph owned his own tv repair and antenna installation business for many years. He loved Civil War History, Notre Dame football, shooting pool, Gunsmoke, playing cards and chocolate chip cookies. Ralph was known for his ornery sense of humor and his humble spirit. 

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn Relue; three daughters; Julie (Brad) Borum, Josie (Jim) O’ Donnell, Becki (Steve) Lentz, one son, David (Rebecca) Relue; nine grandchildren, Jessica, Eric Mary, Katie, Tatom, Jenna, Caleb, Jack and Phoebe. 

He was preceded in death by a brother, Norb Relue andsister, Mary Ellen “Mickey” Rexroth.

Funeral service is Friday,  October 30, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. with one hour calling prior. Visitation is Thursday October 29, 2020 from 4 p.m.-7 p.m. at Covington Memorial Funeral Home, 8408 Covington Road,  Burial will be at Covington Memorial Gardens. memorials to Hospice of Michigan, 400 Perry Ave. Big Rapids, MI 49307

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