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Ralph A. Duprey

May 13, 1925 ~ September 18, 2018 (age 93)

 

Ralph A. Duprey, age 93, of Kaukauna, passed away on Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at the St. Paul Home.  Ralph was born on May 13, 1925 to the late George and Martha (Seiberlich) Duprey.  He graduated from high school at the Salvatorian Seminary in St. Nazianz, and graduated from St. Norbert College in DePere.  Ralph married the love of his life, Bonnie Weigman on May 14, 1949 and enjoyed 68 years together.  They were blessed with three children.

Ralph was employed at Appleton Coated, Combined Locks and retired after 39 years in cost accounting and management. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus, Kaukauna Council, #1033 and the Quarter Century Club of Appleton Coated.  He was also a member of the St. Vincent De Paul Society, a board member of the Fox Communities Credit Union and belonged to the Golden Knights Club at St. Norbert College. Ralph was a Trustee, Treasurer, CCD instructor and Eucharistic Minister at St. Mary’s Parish in Kaukauna.  He enjoyed spending winters in Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, Alabama with Bonnie and children and loved to travel to all parts of the United States, especially Ireland and England.

Ralph is survived by his daughters, Connie (John) Manki, Ellen (Rog) Schmidt, a son, George (Jane) Duprey; his grandchildren, Derek (Jamie) Manki, Marisa (Louis) Fisher, Adam (Miranda) Schmidt, Matt (Kelly) Schmidt, Kalla (Ross) Ford, Jessica (Tom) Brown, Sara (Steve) Kuczkowski, Anthony (Jenny) Duprey, Michelle (Brian) Spencer, and 18 great-grandchildren.  Ralph is also survived by 2 sisters, Marion Casper and Tess Roberts.  He was preceded in death by his wife Bonnie on July 4, 2017. 

Private Family services will be held at a later date. For online condolences, please visit: www.verkuilenfh.com 

The family would like to thank the wonderful staff at St. Paul Elder Care in Kaukauna for all the loving care extended to Ralph and his family. 

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