Ralph St Michel
March 30, 1919 - April 4, 2011
Ralph J. St Michel was born on March 30, 1919, to Victor St Michel and Florence Huot St Michel in the township of Louisville, Minn. He attended local schools.
In 1940, he married Esther Roy. They had two children, Ron and Sharon. They later divorced. He served in the Navy during World War II. After being discharged in 1946, he lived in California, Alaska and Idaho before settling in Walla Walla with his second wife, Bettie. They were married about 30 years before she passed away in 2000. Ralph worked at the penitentiary for eight years before retiring in 1984. Ralph married JoAnne Wallace on April 6, 2003. They had almost 10 happy years together before he passed away with pneumonia on April 4, 2011.
Ralph is survived by his wife at the home, his son and wife, Carrole; daughter Sharon; seven grandchildren, several great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
The funeral service will be at 10 a.m. on May 5 at St. Patrick's Catholic Church. There will be a rosary May 4 at 6 p.m..