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Julius Ralph Manfredi

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A Celebration of Life Open House will be held for Ralph Manfredi of Bertha from 11:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services’ Domian-Anderson Chapel in Bertha.

Julius “Ralph” Manfredi, born November 8, 1929, age 92, died with his family by his side at his home in Bertha, MN, on Saturday, May 28, 2022.

Ralph thought spending time with family was of the utmost importance. He was happiest when active especially when attending functions for his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren.

Accomplishing much throughout his life, promoted to corporal in the US army during the Korean Conflict, obtaining a pilot license, machining parts for the 1960’s spacecrafts, providing security services, driving trucks across the country, and working at Merickel Hardware store, are just some of these things. He was most proud of his last career working as a para-professional at the Long Prairie, MN Elementary school saying he loved extending his family to the staff and students there, passing his knowledge on to future generations.

He married the love of his life Doris C. Smith on November 19, 1954, in Huntington Park, CA. They shared a life with four children, nine grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

Preceding Ralph in death was his father, Coriolano “Corey” Manfredi; mother, Conception “Concha” Ocampo; brother, Corey Manfredi; sister Betty Espino; granddaughter, Nina Lang; great-grandson, Macsen Lang; and great-granddaughter, Autumn Hingst.

Remembering Ralph will be his wife Doris Manfredi; children: Kimberly Strickland, Tina Lang, Eric Manfredi and Tonya Patterson; eight grandchildren and 17 great-grandchildren; along with siblings: Annie Rossitti, Francis Harrington, Mario Manfredi, Edward Manfredi, James Manfredi, Emma Smith, Diane Terry and Doreen Kirkes.

Burial will be held later in San Juaquin Valley National Cemetery, Santa Nella, CA.

Arrangements with the Schuller Family Funeral Homes & Cremation Services’ Domian-Anderson Chapel, Bertha, MN. (www.SchullerFamilyFH.com) 

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