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Ralph Wuollet, 86

Ralph Wuollet, age 86, of Minneapolis, formerly of Dassel, died Thursday, April 2, 2009, at North Memorial Hospital in Robbinsdale.

He was born Oct. 25, 1922, in Minneapolis, to Archie and Esther (Johnson) Wuollet. At the age of 5, Ralph’s family moved to a farm north of Dassel, where he attended Little Swan School and Dassel High School.

Ralph enlisted in the Army in 1943, and was stationed at Fort Meade, Maryland. While there, he participated in the sport of boxing. He served in the China Burma India campaign.

In 1947, Ralph was united in marriage to Virginia Heiskary in Minneapolis, where they made their home.

Ralph drove semi truck for 36 years for United Van Bus, US Steel, SuperValu, and Dart Transport.

He enjoyed his summers with the family at their cabin at Lake Sylvia, and in later years, near Clearwater.

Ralph loved country and blue grass music, and was a talented guitarist. He was a loving family man, and enjoyed his children and grandchildren.

Survivors include his loving wife, Virginia; sons Larry (Dorothy), Bruce (Jackie), and Mark (Cathy), daughter Barbara (Erwin) Gelschus; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sister Joyce Danielson; nieces; nephews; and other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Archie and Esther; and a granddaughter, Tara.

A memorial service took place Tuesday, April 7 at Crystal Lake Chapel in Robbinsdale, with military burial at Crystal Lake Cemetery.

Arrangements were with the Washburn McReavy Crystal Lake Chapel.