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Holy Redeemer Catholic Church
Tuesday April 11th, 2017

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Ralph Harold Orren

Ralph Harold Orren was born November 24th, 1937 in Rice Minnesota to James and Emma (Possail) Orren. He lost both of his parents before the age of 12 and was on his own at the age of 15. He attended school in Lynd. On August 10th, 1963, Ralph was united in marriage to Judith Roberts in Marshall, Mn. They lived in Marshall, and in 2002 began spending their winters in Apache Junction, Arizona. They shared 53 years of marriage and had two children, Jeff and Jim. Ralph’s work ethic was second to none. He worked construction for many years before becoming employed with the City of Marshall in 1981. In addition to working at the City, Ralph also ran his own lawn care business. He retired with the City in 1999. Although officially retired, Ralph never really slowed down. He continued to stay busy doing lawn care until the week before his passing. “Ralphy” loved fishing with his friends and playing horseshoes in Minnesota in the summer and Arizona in the winter. He enjoyed traveling to various casinos to play the poker machines. He also loved gardening all summer and spent much of his time tending to his 100+ tomato plants. Ralph passed away unexpectedly on Saturday April 8th, 2017 at his home at the age of 79 years, 4 months and 15 days. He is survived by his wife, Judy; children: Jeffery (Angie) Orren, and James (Ann) Orren; grandchildren: Austin (Lisa) and Jacob; nieces, nephews, cousins and friends. Preceded in death by his parents, Emma and James; siblings: Clarissa, Howard, Harold, Abbie, Francis, and Lucy; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Henry and Emma.

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So sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. I was fortunate to spend some time with Ralph either at the plant for fishing and always enjoyed it. I always appreciated how much he helped my dad. I cannot thank the two enough for that!

Doug Frey Apr 11 2017 7:10 PM

Judy and family so sorry to hear about your loss Ralph was a great man and mom and us kids will miss him greatly Scot Herr

scot herr Apr 10 2017 2:25 PM

Judy, Jeff, Jim and family, We're so sorry to hear about Ralph's passing. Please know that you guys are in our thoughts and prayers.

Dave and Carol Roberts Apr 10 2017 1:14 PM

So sorry to hear of Ralphs passing. Our prayers to all of your family. I will miss seeing Ralph this summer. He was amazing, always full of energy and had somewhere to go or something to do.

Brian Erickson Apr 10 2017 11:36 AM

Judy, Jeff, Jim & Family: Was so surprised to hear that Ralph had passed away. We were watching to see if we could see him out mowing this Spring. Please accept our condolences. We enjoyed working with Ralph at the Wastewater Facility, and have many fond memories. Especially his love for snakes!!! Prayers and ((hugs)) to all of you.

Karna & Phil Dwire Apr 10 2017 10:23 AM