Ralph L. Delvaux, 86, Green Bay resident, died Tuesday, November 7, 2023, at a local care facility. He was born February 12, 1937, in Brown County to the late Adrian and Audrey (Phillips) Delvaux. He married the former Faye Clark on July 5, 1958, at St. Willebrord Catholic Church. She preceded him in death on December 11, 2020. Ralph retired from the James River Corporation at the age of 62.
Ralph was a born sports fan and looked forward to watching the Packers, the Brewers and the Badgers. The Christmas season was always special as he transformed into Santa Claus for family and friends. Ralph was a local Booyah celebrity, something he was passionate about. He always had time for a good western and since moving to Century Ridge enjoyed many of the social activities offered. Ralph also enjoyed helping other residents and staff with whatever he could. He was a longtime member of St. Bernards Parish.
Ralph is survived by his eleven children: Jeff (Monica) Delvaux, Green Bay; Mike (Mary) Delvaux, Florida; Sue Harper; Cathy (Dale) Wilquet; Tom (Brenda) Delvaux; Pete Delvaux, all of Green Bay; Karen (Mike) Fischer, Hartland; Dave (Traci) Delvaux, Kaukauna; Cindy Delvaux; Adam Delvaux and Amy (Gary) McDermid, all of Green Bay; 26 grandchildren; 38 great grandchildren and 2 great great grandchildren; brother, Dick (Marlene) Delvaux; two sisters, Leora (Richard) Rabas and Bonnie (Keith) Brunette; his in-laws: Jim Clark; John (Ruth) Clark and Vera Andrews; nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by an infant sister, Patsy; sister, Mary Belonger; four brothers: Garth, Sam, Gary and Randy Delvaux.
Friends may call at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 2040 Hillside Lane on Friday, November 17, from 9:30 am until the time of Mass at 11:30 am. Memorial Mass 11:30 am at the church with Rev. Adam Bradley officiating. Inurnment at Holy Martyrs Cemetery. Online condolences may be sent to the Delvaux family at www.prokowall.com. In lieu of floral expressions a memorial fund has been established in his name.
Ralph’s family would like to extend their sincere gratitude to the nurses and staff of Unity Hospice as well as the staff at Century Ridge.