Ralph Donald Douglas, age 84, of Montrose, and formerly of Waverly, passed away Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020, at Ridgeview Medical Center in Waconia.
Ralph was born Aug. 3, 1936, in Delano, the son of William Donald and Katherine L. (Tuckey) Douglas.
Ralph graduated from Howard Lake High School in 1954.
He honorably served his country in the United States Navy aboard The USS Ingerham.
Ralph and his father ran the Tipperary Farm south of Waverly for many years, primarily focusing on dairy farming. He was proud to have held the state record for soybean yield per acre for 30 years.
Ralph formerly served on the Howard Lake-Waverly School Board, as well as the Wright County Planning and Zoning Commission. He was a long time Farm Bureau member.
Ralph enjoyed snowmobiling, playing poker, having morning coffee with friends at Red’s Café, and collecting antique tractors.
He is survived by his children: Christy (Paul) Biss, Jeff (Teresa) Douglas, Michelle (Spencer) Dahl, Amy (Patrick Wheeler) O’Connell, Kelly (Jason) Taverna, Matthew (Kate) O’Connell, and Chris (Lisa) O’Connell; 14 grandchildren: Jack and Kyle Douglas; Logan and Lacey Dahl; Joseph, Anne, and Lucia Wheeler; Jack and Cece Taverna; Will, Dan, and Norah O’Connell; Lauren and Makenna O’Connell; sister: Shirley Setterberg; and other relatives and friends.
Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Mary Renee Douglas; his parents; and his sister, Patricia Davis.
A visitation took place at the Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, Saturday, Nov. 7, from noon until 2 p.m. A private family memorial service followed at 2 p.m., ending in a private interment at Kreidler Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, send memorials to Howard Lake-Waverly-Winsted High School FFA.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo assisted the family with funeral arrangements. Online condolences can be made at www.thepetersonchapel.com.