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Davison-Fulton-Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home

2408 West Willow Knolls Drive, Peoria, IL

OBITUARY

Ralph Walter Ferre

13 April, 193330 January, 2020

Peoria – Ralph Walter Ferre, 86, of Peoria, passed away at 2:57 p.m. Thursday, January 30, 2020, at UnityPoint Health – Proctor in Peoria. He was born on April 13, 1933, in Peoria, a son of Glenn and Anna A. (Anderyski) Ferre. He married Eleanor Margaret Woodburn, in Snyder, NY on October 11, 1958. She survives.

Also surviving are four children, Brenda (Phillip) Burgett of Mentor, OH, Stephen (Jenny Doctor) Ferre of Cincinnati, OH, David (Denise) Ferre of Fountain Valley, CA, and Linda (Brett) Berns of East Peoria; five grandchildren, Scott and Rachel Ferre, Matthew Burgett, and Brock and Josie Berns; sister-in-law, Marge Hunsader of Peoria; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was also preceded in death by his parents; sister, Alice Roten; and two brothers, Frank and G. Edward Ferre.

Ralph was a United States Navy veteran, serving in the Seabees. He received his BSME and MEA from Bradley University and was a graduate of Spalding Academy in Peoria. Ralph worked for Caterpillar, Inc. for 45 years, last serving as the Facility Operations Manager of the Corporate Headquarters Building, retiring in 1998. He was a member of the Association of Facility Engineers, the Building Operating Managers Association, and Saint Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Washington.

Ralph’s Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 4, 2020, at his church. Fr. Johnathan Steffen will officiate. Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Monday, February 3, 2020 at Davison-Fulton-Woolsey-Wilton Funeral Home in Peoria with recitation of the Rosary at 7:00 p.m. Additional visitation will be thirty minutes prior to the Mass on Tuesday. Interment will take place at Resurrection Cemetery in Peoria.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the American Heart Association or Illinois CancerCare Foundation.

Online condolences may be left for Ralph’s family at www.woolsey-wilton.com

  • DONATIONS

  • American Heart Association or Illinois CancerCare Foundation

Services

  • Visitation Monday, 3 February , 2020
  • Rosary Monday, 3 February , 2020
  • Visitation Tuesday, 4 February , 2020
  • Funeral Mass Tuesday, 4 February , 2020

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Marge Hunsader

9 February 2020

Ralph will be missed. Condolences & prayers to his family during this time.

Roxanne Engel

4 February 2020

Dear Ellie & Family,
We were very saddened to hear of Ralph's passing. We enjoyed many times visiting with him at 5 Points. He was always willing to educate us when we had questions about the game of baseball. We will miss him greatly.
Sincerely,
Darold & Roxanne Engel

Roxanne Engel

2 February 2020

Dear Ellie and Family,
We were very saddened to hear of Ralphs passing. We enjoyed many times visiting with him at 5 Points and lunch out with him and pool friends. He was always willing to educate us when we had questions about the game of baseball. We will miss him greatly, and Darold said he will especially miss him as a walking partner.
Sincerely,
Darold & Roxanne Engel

Don & Shelia Dempsey

1 February 2020

Thinking of you Linda & Ellie at this difficult time and our thought and prayers are with you. We are in Alabama, and just heard of Ralph' passing. Don & Shelia Dempsey

Mary Ellen Smith

1 February 2020

Rest In Peace dear friend.

Cindy Guy

1 February 2020

I was so sorry to see that Ralph has passed. I will miss walking with him and talking to him up at 5 Points . He always had a smile and a chuckle.

James Berger

1 February 2020

So sorry for the loss of Ralph. He was a great man,father,and friend. My family's prayers and sympathy go out to his family. He will truly be missed.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY