Ralph R. Macke, fortified with the Sacraments the Holy Mother Church on April 24, 2018 at his home in Leopold, MO surrounded by his loving family at the age of 65.
He was born May 13, 1952 in Cape Girardeau, Missouri; son of Lawrence and Clara “Jansen” Macke. He and Janie Deck Macke were united in marriage on August 12, 2000.
On Wednesdays, Ralph enjoyed playing euchre with his friends at the well known Cross Creek and on Sundays eating breakfast with his mom. It was not uncommon to see Ralph on the tractor bailing hay, being on the dozer or excavator doing what he loved. What he loved the most was Jesus and his family. Ralph was a member of St. John Catholic Church in Leopold, MO. and Honorary KC member.
Survivors include his loving wife Janie Macke of the Home; mother Clara Jansen Macke of Leopold, MO; daughter Shawne Holmes of Cape Girardeau, MO; son Justin (Sophie) Mackey of Pittsburgh PA; grandchildren Jacob Macke, James Mackey, and Token Brown; sisters Jeanne (Roy) Greene, Marilyn (Mike) Jansen, Monica Macke, Pauline Macke; brother Gerard (Eleanor) Macke; father in-law Jacob Deck; brother in-law Jacob (Jodie) Deck, Joey (Polly) Deck, Jeff (Patty) Deck, Johnathan (Becky) Deck; sister in-law Janet (Anthony) Jansen; many nieces, nephews, and friends to many to mention.
Preceding him in death is his father Lawrence Macke, brother Harold Macke, mother in-law Doris Deck, and granddaughter Jessica Jones.
Visitation will be on Friday, April 27, 2018, from 4:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. at the Liley Funeral Home, in Marble Hill, MO. with Rosary at 7:00 P.M.
Funeral Mass will be conducted at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, April 28, 2018 at St. John's Catholic Church in Leopold, MO. with Fr. Rayappa Chinnabathini officiating. Interment will take place in the Glen Allen Cemetery, near Marble Hill, MO.