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Ralph E. May

August 18, 1929 ~ November 2, 2021 (age 92)


Ralph E. May, age 92, of Burlington passed away peacefully on November 2nd, 2021, at Oak Park Place surrounded by his loving family.  Ralph was born to the late William T. and Cordella (Nee: Ketterhagen) May on August 18th, 1929. Ralph graduated from Saint Mary’s High School.  He went on to proudly serve his country in the United States Marine Corps. When Ralph returned from his service, he met his lovely bride the late Dorothy M. Kerkhoff. They were united in marriage on May 7th, 1955, at St. Alphonsus Church in New Munster, WI. They were married over 66 years and resided in Burlington where they raised their family. They had three sons Tim, Larry, and Roger May: as well as their daughter Nancy Ziolecki.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents William and Cordella May, his brothers Cletus (Marge) May and Bob (Carole) May, and his son in-law James Ziolecki.

A Celebration of Ralph’s life will be held on Monday, November 8th, 2021, at Integrity Celebrations Center (2789 Browns Lake Dr. Burlington, WI 53105).  A memorial service will begin at 4:00pm followed by Military honors.  An open house will follow ending with a memorial toast at 6:30pm. If you were fortunate enough to know Ralph, please join us as we celebrate his life and memory.

Ralph will be laid to rest at the Southern WI Veteran's Cemetery( 21731 Spring St. Union Grove, WI 53182) on December 2nd, 2021 at 3pm.

Ralph's family would like to express their deepest gratitude and grateful hearts for all the love and care Oak Park Place and Kindred Hospice has shown Ralph!!


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Memorial Service
November 8, 2021

4:00 PM
Integrity Celebration Center (Burlington)

Military Honors
November 8, 2021

4:45 PM
Integrity Celebration Center (Burlington)

Gathering of Family and Friends
November 8, 2021

5:00 PM to 6:30 PM
Burlington- Celebration Center
2789 S. Browns Lake Drive
Burlington, WI 53105

December 2, 2021

3:00 PM
Southern WI Veteran's Memorial Cemetery
21731 Spring Street
Union Grove, WI 53182

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