Ralph Frederick Hoese, age 90, of Winsted passed away Saturday morning, April 9, 2016 at St. Mary’s Care Center in Winsted.
He was born in Watertown, Jan. 31, 1926. the son of Fred and Anna (Oestreich) Hoese.
Ralph was baptized at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Watertown. He was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Winsted.
Ralph was united in marriage to Delores Cloutier April 24, 1950. They were blessed with six children.
He was employed as a farmhand early on, and then worked at Pure Milk Products/Mid Am in Winsted until his retirement in 1988.
Ralph enjoyed gardening, cutting wood, visiting the farm, and his grandchildren.
Ralph is survived by his loving wife of 65 years, Delores Hoese; children: Robert (Pat Woodward) Hoese, Denise (Dave Engman) Fleischacker, David (Pam) Hoese, Jerry (Julie Woodall) Hoese, Kenneth (Terry Hennesey ) Hoese, and Bradley (Anita) Hoese; 16 grandchildren; and 11 great -grandchildren; a brother, Ervin Hoese; and other relatives and friends.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, three brothers, six sisters, and three grandchildren.
A visitation took place Monday, April 11 from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted.
Funeral services for Ralph Hoese were Monday, April 11 at 7 p.m. at The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted. Reverend Dean Mahlum officiated. Alice Nowak was the organist for the funeral service.
Private interment was at Winsted Public Cemetery.
The Chilson Funeral Home in Winsted served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.chilsonfuneralhome.com.