Perry Lee Ralph, 66, of Eau Claire, passed away on Monday, May 2nd, 2016 at Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire.

Perry was born on January 31st, 1950 in Eau Claire the son of Thomas & Elaine (Schultz) Ralph. Perry worked at the Career Development Center in Eau Claire for numerous years before retiring.

He is survived by his sister Jayme Nolan of Eagan, MN; his niece Emily Elaine (Nolan) Naslund of Eagan, MN; aunts, Joanne Jahnke and family of Cadott, WI, Linda (Robert) Schweigert and family of Chippewa Falls, WI; and cousins Thomas (Myrna) Bresina and family of Altoona, WI, and Gary (Penny) Bresina and family of Altoona, WI; as well as many other cousins, nieces, and nephews.

Perry is preceded in death by his loving parents Tom and Elaine; Uncles, David Lee Schultz and Glen Jahnke, Maternal Grandparents Carl and Leone Schultz, and Paternal Grandparents William and Bertha Ralph.

The family would like to extend a thank you to the staff at Lutheran Social Services, Dove Healthcare – West, Sacred Heart Hospital, and ContinUs Care, for their excellent loving care of Perry.

Funeral services will be on Saturday, May 7th, 2016 at 3:30 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel, Eau Claire. A visitation will take place on Friday, May 6th, 2016 from 6:00 to 8:00 pm at Smith Funeral Chapel as well as an hour prior to services on Saturday. Pastor Rod Larson will be officiating. Interment will follow the service on Saturday at Northside Lutheran Cemetery in Eau Claire.


  1. I new Perry through Lutheran Social Services and had so much fun with him. He was a man of routine and would let you know if you were doing something out of routine. His singing is something that will always make me smile when I think of him. The best memory is our trip to the Northern Wisconsin state fair. He loved the rabbits and the cows and let’s not forget the farm implement display. What a great kind man he was.

  2. I always loved being able to spend time with Perry, his Bible verses, his laugh, and the joy he found in being out in the sun and fresh air. Perry inspired me to be a better person and to find pleasure in the simple joys of life. I will always remember him with a smile.

  3. I always loved spending time with Perry, his laugh, his stories and the joy he got from being out in the fresh air and sunshine. I will always remember him with a smile.

  4. Perry was such an amazing man! He was one of those people that just made your whole day every time you saw him. My favorite memory is taking Perry to the toy store in the mall, when we went down the toy aisle that had one side of the whole aisle filled with farm animals I thought he’d faint, he was so happy and I didn’t think I’d ever get him out of there! Jamie is an amazing person and cared for Perry in every way she could. Perry’s passing leaves such a big whole in his LSS families heart. He will really be missed and it’s been such a blessing having such an amazing man in my life.

  5. I’m so sorry to hear of Perry’s passing. I would occasionally see him around town-but hadn’t for some time. To his sister, niece and other relatives please accept my deepest sympathies.

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