Ralph, Mrs. Renetta J.,
Beloved mother, grandmother and great-grandmother passed away Sunday, August 19, 2012 at her home surrounded by her children. Age 90 years. The daughter of the late Joseph and Helen (Kosciuszko) Urbanowski, Renetta was born April 29, 1922 in Hamtramck, Michigan. She married John J. Ralph on February 14, 1941. He predeceased her September 7, 1981. Renetta was a member of Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and the League of Catholic Women. She enjoyed reading, cooking, bowling and shared her ceramic creations with friends and family.
Surviving are three daughters, two sons and their spouses, Sandy and Al Bowman, St. Charles; John and Faye Ralph, Goodyear, Arizona; Lesa and Bob Burnham, Quincy, Florida; Jeff and Catherine Ralph, Saginaw; Renee Ralph Dycus, Saginaw; 17 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; three sisters, Clara Sass, Saginaw; Celia Murphy, Zilwaukee; Joyce and Carl Benkert, Saginaw; many nieces and nephews. Renetta was preceded in death by a son, Dennis Ralph, four sisters and two brothers, Lorraine Wachowicz, Alvina Nieleb, Eleanor Platko, Marie Duran, Richard and Ray Urbanowski.
Funeral Liturgy will take place 11:00 a.m. Thursday, August 23, 2012 at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church. Rev. Fr. John R. Johnson will officiate. Honoring Mrs. Ralph’s wishes, cremation will follow. Friends may call at The Snow Funeral Home, 3775 N. Center Rd., (between Shattuck and McCarty), where the family will be present on Wednesday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. and at Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church on Thursday from 10:00 a.m. until time of Mass. There will be a Vigil Service 7:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home. Those planning an expression of sympathy may wish to consider memorials to Ss. Peter & Paul Catholic Church.