Ralph J. Allen, 74, Green Bay, passed away on Wednesday, December 1, 2021, after a two year battle with cancer. He was born on June 15, 1947, in Green Bay to the late Raymond and Gertrude (O’Brien) Allen. Ralph graduated from Preble High School with the class of 1965 and then attended NWTC obtaining his Electrical Apprentice license. On April 12, 1969, he married Betty “Betsy” Krines at St. Lawrence Catholic Church in Stangleville. Ralph worked at Van Den Heuvel Electric for 46 years retiring in 2013 and was a proud member of the IBEW Local 158. He enjoyed hunting and spending time in the outdoors. Ralph was an avid gardener, especially pumpkins and was affectionately known as “The Pumpkin Man”. He was a member of the local antique tractor group the “Titletown Tresheree”. Ralph liked watching sports especially the Brewers. Most of all, he loved spending time with his family. He would always look forward to attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and other activities.
He is survived by his loving wife, Betty “Betsy”; children, Kim (Lance) Walsh; Cindy (Scott) Ladd; Nicole (Keith Higar) Allen and Tara Niemuth; grandchildren, Ryan and Sawyer Ladd; Jacob and Emma Walsh; sisters, Carol Kimel; Sharon (Steve) Wiegert and Mary Allen; brother, Mark (Kris) Allen; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law, Joan (Gerald) Ledvina; Rita (Merlin) Pribyl; Marilyn (Dick) Lensmire and Karen (Dan) Pelishek; and many other nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his sisters and brother-in-law, Joan and Dale Brunette; and Diane McCollian; brothers, David and Bruce Allen; father-in-law and mother-in-law, Frank and Anastasia Krines; step-mother-in-law, Margaret Krines; sister-in-law and brother-in-law, Sandy and Bob Ledvina.
Visitation will be held on Monday, December 6, 2021, at Prince of Peace Catholic Church, 3425 Willow Rd., from 9:00 a.m. until the time of Mass. Funeral Mass 11:00 a.m. Monday at the church with Rev. Dennis Ryan officiating. Entombment in the Shrine of the Good Shepherd Mausoleum. Proko-Wall Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online condolences may be expressed at www.prokowall.com. To view the livestream of the Mass, please visit the Prince of Peace Catholic Community Facebook page (popgb54311) on Monday at 11:00 a.m.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, a memorial fund will be established.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to all of the family and friends for their visits and well wishes during this time.