Ralph L. Littfin, age 78 years of Winsted, died Tuesday, May 19, 1998 at his residence.
He was born east of Winsted on Sept. 26, 1918 the son of Leonard and Mary Westrup Littfin.
Ralph was a United States Army veteran who was awarded the Purple Heart. He honorably served in the Asiatic-Pacific Theater during W.W. II.
On April 23, 1947 Ralph Littfin was joined in holy marriage to Mabel Lueck at the Rectory of Holy Trinity Catholic Church in Winsted. God blessed their marriage with a daughter Sharon.
Ralph was a former carpenter and a retired press operator having worked for many years at Millerbernd Manufacturing.
For more than 50 years, Ralph played the tuba in several area Polka bands.
He was an active member of American Legion Post #407 and also belonged to V.F.W. Post #9232.
Survivors include: his wife, Mabel Littfin; daughter, Sharon (Len) Ardolf of Lester Prairie; brother, Al Littfin of Winsted and sister, Mary Specken of Winsted.
He is further survived by other relatives and friends.
Littfin was preceded in death by his parents; by an infant sister, Magdalen T.; a brother, John Littfin Sr.; and by two sisters, Clara Knoop and Margaret Harken.
A Mass of Christian Burial for Ralph L. Littfin was held on Friday, May 22, at 1 p.m. at Holy Trinity
Catholic Church in Winsted. Father Robert J. Wyffels was the Celebrant and interment with military rites followed at Holy Trinity Cemetery.
Friends called at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted on Thursday, May 21 from 4 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. Members of American Legion Post # 407 gathered at the Chapel Thursday evening at 7:45 p.m. A parish prayer service was also held at the chapel Thursday evening at 8 p.m.
Cliff Zimmerman, Mike Specken, Gordy Kubasch , Bill Habisch, and Leander "Lanny" Fasching served as honorary casket bearers.
Bill Wemhoff, Jack Littfin, Jerome Thiemann, Kenny Knoop, Donnie Laxen, and Loren Zimmerman served as the casket bearers.