Brian Emmerson Ratzlaff

December 13, 1949January 8, 2019

Brian Emerson Ratzlaff was born on December 13, 1949 to Frank and Emelene Ratzlaff. He passed away on January 8, 2019 of natural causes in Merced, California.

Brian worked and retired from Foster Farms in Livingston, California, where he was a Lead Person, Trailer Refrigeration. He was a hard worker all his life and loved spending time with his grandchildren and his family. Brian enjoyed riding and working on motorcycles and he built engines and raced cars. His favorite pastime was photography.

He is preceded in death by his parents Frank and Emelene and his sister Diane Ratzlaff. He is survived by his daughter Desiree Quinonez of Merced; his brother David Ratzlaff of Arizona; his sister Karen Wilder of South Lake Tahoe, California; along with his grandchildren Isaiah, Cohen and Phoenix.

There will be a funeral service held for Brian on Friday, January 18, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at Stratford Evans Merced Funeral Home, located at 1490 B Street, Merced, California.

Brian was greatly love and will be truly missed by all that knew him.


  • Funeral Service Friday, January 18, 2019
  • Reception Friday, January 18, 2019

Brian Emmerson Ratzlaff

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