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Ralph A. Coffelt

Ralph A. Coffelt, age 69 of North Riverside. Beloved husband of the late Joanne P. (nee Budovec), loving father of Paulette (Jim) Boushley, Diahanne Coffelt, Peter (Carrie) Coffelt and Derek (Alyssa) Coffelt, cherished grandfather of Mackenzie, Mason, Andrew, Jaden, Kalyn and Harper and great-grandfather of Parker, dear brother of James Coffelt, Patricia Rivers, Robert Coffelt, Raymond (LeeAnn) Coffelt and David Coffelt, fond nephew and uncle to many. Funeral Wednesday, November 26, 10:00am Chapel Service at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home, 2447 S. DesPlaines Avenue, North Riverside. Interment Woodlawn Cemetery. Visitation Tuesday, 3:00pm – 9:00pm. Memorial donations to American Heart Association 3816 Paysphere Circle, Chicago, IL 60674 or www.heart.org would be appreciated. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.Kuratko-Nosek.com. Info: (708) 447-2500.


Tuesday, November 25, 2014 – 3:00pm-9:00pm at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home


Wednesday, November 26, 2014 –10:00am Chapel Service at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home


Woodlawn Cemetery

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I was surprised and saddened to hear of Ralphs death. My sincere condolences. The world has lost a truly caring man. Ralph liked everyone and everyone appreciated and respected him. He truly will be missed by his family and friends alike. Frank Manzeske

Frank Manzeske Dec 11 2014 1:50 AM

My name is Bob Rapciak, Im actually an old friend of Dave. Please accept my condolences on behalf of your brother Dave & please give him my e-mail: HogBob@comcast.net . Thank You.

Bob Rapciak Nov 28 2014 5:46 PM

We met Ralph while he was working at World of Disney. We never met before, but we had a connection as we live in Riverside. He was so extremely gracious and encouraged my husband and I to follow our dreams and become seasonal cast members. We emailed each other and enjoyed talking Disney with him. Last November we met Ralph again at Disney, totally by accident while waiting for a boat to Hollywood Studios. I recognized him and, after refreshing his memory, he remembered us. We shared a lovely ride and delightful conversation. He was a very nice person who came into our lives by accident but Im sure for a reason. We are sorry for your loss please accept our sympathies. Sincerely, Kathie & Tom Dutkiewicz, Riverside

Kathie & Tom Dutkiewicz, Riverside Nov 28 2014 3:02 PM

We are so sorry to hear about the sudden loss of your father. Our deepest sympathy to Derek and family. I knew Ralph since 1974 at La Salle Messinger. I never knew a more upbeat, positive and kind person. His family is a true reflection of him. Sincerely, Larry & Joan Kozlowski

Larry & Joan Kozlowski Nov 27 2014 3:26 AM

Ralph was one of those special people that brings a smile when you hear his name. That deep laugh, the quick smile. I dont think he ever met anyone that did not become a friend. I am glad he was one of mine. Our thoughts are with Ralphs family at this difficult time. Samantha and Paul Barton

Samantha (Voelz) Barton Nov 26 2014 2:47 AM

My deepest sympathy to the entire Coffelt family. I got to know Ralph over three years ago when he came to stay at the resort where I work Outdoor Resorts at Orlando. He was working at Disney and commuting a great distance when he stopped in our office to inquire about rentals. He ended up renting three months and in that time he was a frequent visitor and caller to our office. Ralphs friendly demeanor, booming baritone voice and sense of humor brightened our day. We were pleased when he purchased a home here. Ralph loved to gamble and he introduced me to the world of the Hard Rock Casino in Tampa. Ralph knew exactly what machines to play but I had to wander around to find my favorite. Once I settled in, Ralph always played next to me. We laughed when we beat the machine and laughed when the machine beat us. Ralph was always good natured. In fact, one time he gave me his winnings to continue playing while he visited the restroom. Upon seeing that I had lost everything upon his return, he just smiled and said Oh well, Ill just have to win it back. Needless to say, I was shocked to hear of Ralphs passing. I will always have happy thoughts of him and great memories of our time together. Please let me know if I can help out in any way.

Leslie Michaels Nov 25 2014 6:12 PM

My deepest sympathy to the entire Coffelt family on the loss of this great man. He touched my life at the workplace and so many others. May He rest peacefully in Gods house and may you all find comfort in your beautiful memories of his goodness .

Mary Ann Haiman Nov 25 2014 5:10 PM

I was shocked and sorry to hear of the untimely death of your father, Ralph. I worked with Ralph for many years at La Salle Messinger, La Salle Whitaker, & Unisource. He had a great sense of humor and a winning smile. He was always kind and a joy to work with. I will keep all of you in my thoughts and prayers. May he rest in peace.

Charlene Balla Nov 25 2014 4:09 AM

We have so many wonderful memories of Ralph. He was always making others laugh and smile. Were so sorry for your loss. Please know our thoughts and prayers are with you. Were praying that God will hold you close and ease your sorrow. Love, Mike and Barbara

Michael and Barbara Pribich Nov 25 2014 1:07 AM

My deepest condolences to Derek, Alyssa, Harper, and their families for the loss of Ralph. Shortly after meeting Derek I was invited to meet Alyssa and Ralph. Although they barely knew me I was graciously welcomed and their home was opened to me to see and talk about the wonderful collection of juke boxes and pinball machines. And of course, we discussed the paper business a bit! Its evident that Ralphs kindness has been shown to a lot of people as many I have talked to speak of it and his generosity in sharing his knowledge and sense of humor. May you find comfort in the fondness of memories of him.

Larry Dunne Nov 24 2014 11:41 PM

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