Ralph Vert, Sr

JUNE  1, 2021, RALPH E. VERT SR. peacefully passed away at home.  His wife of 66 years Wilma (MacLean) Vert by his side.

He was the 8th child of 12 Born to Alex & Naomi (MacPherson) Vert. All proceeding him, leaving his Sister Mary Lou (Vert) Weir and Brother Ross Vert to carry on the Family Legacy.  Ralph & Wilma married in March 1955 & had 10 children of their own.  Thelma (Joe) Riley, Kim (Joe) Dunn, Ralph, Jr (Susan), Milo, Mark (Laurie), Carla (Jim) Hurlburt, Nancy (Bill) Cupp, Cindy (Mike) LaCrosse, Marci (Mike) Kravis, Marty (Kati).

He was preceded by his son Milo & granddaughter Shannon, sons-in-law Joe Riley, Joe Dunn, Jim Hurlburt & Bill Cupp.

He had 30 grandchildren, 40 great-grandchildren & another on the way, 1 great-great-granddaughter & a great-great-grandson on the way. Many brothers & sisters-in-law and nieces & nephews. 

He joined the Michigan State Troops at 16 by telling them he was 18 helping to protect our State. He joined the US Army where he served in Germany. He had many jobs in his lifetime starting work at 12 years old to help his Mother out with bills. Most will remember him as “the Milkman” working for Golden Producers & Soo Creamery.

He was a GREAT Husband & Father and will Be GREATLY Missed.

A funeral service will be held at 2:00 PM on Monday, June 7, 2021, at C.S. Mulder Funeral Home.  Friends may call at the funeral home from 12:00 noon until the time of the service.  Burial will be at Oaklawn Chapel Gardens. 

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