Ralph E. Levetzow
August 11, 1931 – January 9, 2019
Ralph E. Levetzow, 87, of Davenport passed away Wednesday, January 9, 2019 at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House after an extended illness. A private family service will be held. He will be laid to rest in Davenport Memorial Park. Memorials may be to Scott County Humane Society. Tributes and condolences may be expressed at www.rungemortuary.com. Ralph was born August 11, 1931 in Davenport, IA to Arthur and Melinda (Holling) Levetzow. He was united in marriage to Betty King on October 20, 1951. Ralph proudly served in the U.S. Army. He retired from Caterpillar (MT. Joy) in 1988. In his spare time Ralph loved gardening, growing flowers and fishing . He was a member of Trinity Masonic Lodge #208. Those honoring his memory include his loving wife of sixty-seven years, sisters: Elsie Quick, Davenport, Betty Noll, Eldridge, Darlene (Carl) Rahlf, Dubuque, Carol Hess, Cedar Rapids and Ruth Behan, Bettendorf and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents Ralph was preceded in death by his brothers, Robert, Walter, Earl and Harvey, and a sister, JoAnne Stoefen
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Ralph E. Levetzow
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January 12, 2019
I have so many memories. The few that I think about often is Ralph and Betty coming to our house for Sunday dinners and then us going fishing in the pond. Another one is how Ralph and Wally always had to have 3 and 4 bowls of soup on Christmas Eve so it took longer to get the dishes done before we could open presents. But the one that I am most proud of is Ralph telling me that he loved me. It started about 3 years ago. Now I had to tell him that I loved him 3 and sometimes 4 times first, BUT with a twinkle in his eye, he would say I love you back to me. That makes me smile every time I think about it. Betty, remember that I love you and I really am just a phone call away!! Hugs and kisses :)