Ralph Prom

Mr. Ralph Prom of Grafton passed away at his residence early Monday morning, Nov. 18, 2019. He was 85 years old.

Ralph was born in the Town of Port Washington on Oct. 17, 1934, son of Nicholas B. and Barbara (nee Schueller) Prom.

In April 1957, Ralph enlisted in the U.S. Army Corps and was honorably discharged in February 1963 as a private first class, E-3.

On Feb. 24, 1968, Ralph was united in marriage to Kathleen “Kathy” (nee Spaeth) at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Grafton. The couple made their residence their lifetime home where they raised their three daughters and made many memories.

Mr. Prom followed his love for cars into the automotive industry where he owned the Shell Station and later the Hometown Station in Grafton. He continued his career as a mechanic with his brothers in Port Washington.

Mr. Prom was an avid Packer and NASCAR fan. He enjoyed taking family trips up north, going to Florida, and spending time tinkering on any task his family would give him. When Ralph became a grandpa he enjoyed spending time playing with his grandchildren and taking them on many adventures.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 51 years Kathy, their three daughters: Rhonda of Menomonee Falls, Lisa (Jay) Dickmann of Saukville and Jill (Nick) Doherty of Port Washington and their grandchildren, Alyssa and Taylor Dickmann and Noah Doherty.

 He is further survived by his sisters-in-law Mildred Prom and Delores Prom, both of Port Washington, brother-in-law Michael (Carol) Spaeth of Watertown, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Nicholas and Barbara Prom and five brothers Clarence, Wilbert, Herbert, Marvin and Arnold.

A funeral service will be held Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2019, at 6 p.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1619 Washington St in Grafton, with visitation at the church from 4 to 5:45 p.m.

Interment will be held Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019, at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery in Grafton.

Memorials to St. Joseph Parish or School or St. Jude’s are appreciated.

Mueller Funeral Home of Grafton is handling the arrangements.

 

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