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Ralph Pirkola

Ralph W Pirkola

Wednesday, May 2nd, 1928 - Monday, July 15th, 2019
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Pirkola, Ralph, Age 91. Beloved Husband of Alice “Babes” Pirkola. Devoted father of Karen (Roger) Cowie, Ronald Pirkola, Sharolyn Pirkola, the late Thomas Pirkola and Crystal (Robert) Brown. The proud grandfather of 2 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. Ralph is predeceased by his sister, Vera Rehmer and also leaves to cherish his memory, sister Leona Vancheck, and a host of nieces and nephews. Ralph will be missed by all that knew him. A memorial mass is scheduled for a later date. Please contact the family for any information. In lieu of flowers the family is requesting memorial donations in the name of Ralph to be used according to the wishes of the family for charity of choice. Share a memory at
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Crystal Brown

Posted at 10:44am
Dear Daddy, I know I promised you that we would all be ok. I had to lie so you could rest. I miss you. More than you could ever imagine. I always thought it was kinda funny when you'd thank me for being there, how can you thank someone for doing something they love, for being with someone you love? I thank you for all you taught me. I promise I will always remember your advice, your unconditional love and strive to be like you. I miss you so much. I promise I will take care of Mom. As our song says You'll Always Be Special To Me. I'm sorry I'm so sad, I will try to stop that so you can be happy. Give my love to Tommy, Gail, all of our family and friends you are now with. You are with God, Jesus, all the angels. You'll always be in my heart. Be happy now, walk, run, and please make me a new birdhouse for when the time comes. I love you, Crystal

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