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Ralph L. KristJuly 29, 1947 ~ July 25, 2017 (age 69)
Ralph L. Krist, 69, of Machesney Park, IL, passed away on Tuesday, July 25, 2017. Born in Rockford on July 29, 1947, the son of Leonard and Marie (Washkoviak) Krist; married Deborah B. Warner on May 17, 1990. He was a Vietnam veteran of the U.S. Air Force. He retired from the City of Rockford after many years and was a member of the LLL Society. Some of his favorite hobbies included fishing up north, photography (Krist Photography, est. 1994), reading, watching the Green Bay Packers, going to the gun range, golfing, and gathering with family and friends. He had a great smile that lit up his face and will be missed by many (Holy Smokers).
He is survived by his wife, Debbie; sons, Bradley T. (Helen) Krist of Melbourne, Australia and Chad A. (Melinda Reinhold) Krist of Rockford; grandchildren, Karissa Conti, Karlie and Kassie Krist; mother, Marie Krist; brother, Ken (Lou) Krist; as well as many wonderful nieces, nephews and cousins. Step-son; Ben. Predeceased by his father, Leonard Krist; uncles, Ralph and Fred Washkoviac.
The family would like to give OSF Hospice a special thank you.
There will be a remembrance for Ralph at 5:00pm on Friday, August 4, 2017 at the LLL Society, 1515 - 9th Street, Rockford 61104.