Rafael “Ralph” DeLeon
Passed away suddenly Sun. Oct. 16, 2011 in Minnesota, age 66 years. Survived by his beloved wife of 35 years, Patricia (nee Harter). Loving father to Judy Soik, Renee (Kevin) Klatt. Tawny, Camille (Anthony) Strickland, and Benjamin. Adoring grandfather to Jolene, Sofia, Jonathan, and Gabrielle. Dear brother of Manuela, Francisco, Juan Jr., Susana (Victor), Teresa (Raul), Raymond, and Antonio (Laurie). Preceded in death by his mother and father; brothers: David, Rogelio, and Alex (Leonor); sister, Margarita; and son-in-law, Robert Soik. Further survived by many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends around the world. Ralph devoted his life to serving others as a drug and alcohol counselor,missionary in Guatemala, and was a friend to many.
Visitation at the Niemann/Suminski Funeral Home, 2486 S. Kinnickinnic Ave. Sun. Oct. 23, 2011 from 3:00 PM until the time of Worship Services at 6:00 PM. Burial will take place 10:00 AM Mon. Oct. 24, 2011 at Wisconsin Memorial Park, 13525 W. Capitol Dr. Please meet in the RED parking area in front of the main memorial building by 9:45 AM. We will be escorted to the grave as a group.