Obituary: Ralph Charles Anschutz

Ralph Charles Anschutz, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, died October 25, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center.  He was born November 13, 1934, to Fred and Aurelia (Vogel) Anschutz in Sturgeon Bay.  On October 16, 1954, he married Anita Maples in Sturgeon Bay; she preceded him in death on Jan. 12, 2015.

Ralph was a long-time employee of the Door County Highway Department and farmed in the town of Brussels for many years.  After he retired, Ralph worked in maintenance at Lakeside Surgical Center in Sturgeon Bay.  He was very generous with his time and talents.  Ralph was an excellent woodworker and a “handy man” who could fix just about anything.  He was a very helpful person offering his assistance to anyone who was in need.

Survivors include four daughters: Donna (Gus) Larson, Oshkosh; Joan (Chuck) Schley, Forestville; Susan (Charles) Junio, Green Bay; Patti Ahlswede, Brussels; six grandchildren: Chris (Shelly) Schley, Diana (Mark) Logan, Jenny (Randy) Johnson, Amy (Adam) Woodworth, Mathew (Jayne) Ahlswede, and Katie Ahlswede; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Florence Mentz, Waukesha; one sister-in-law, Sara Anschutz, Sturgeon Bay.  He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Ken Anschutz and one brother-in-law, Arthur Mentz

Burial was in Holy Name of Mary Church Cemetery.

Special thanks to the staffs of the ER and ICU at Ministry Door County Medical Center and to all the EMT’s for the wonderful care and support.

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