Ralph Charles Anschutz, 81, of Sturgeon Bay, passed away on October 25, 2016, at Ministry Door County Medical Center. He was born November 13, 1934, to Fred and Aurelia (Vogel) Anschutz in Sturgeon Bay. On October 16, 1954, he married Anita Maples in Sturgeon Bay; she preceded him in death on Jan. 12, 2015.
Ralph was a long-time employee of the Door County Highway Department and farmed in the town of Brussels for many years. After he retired, Ralph worked in maintenance at Lakeside Surgical Center in Sturgeon Bay. He was very generous with his time and talents. Ralph was an excellent woodworker and a “handy man” who could fix just about anything. He was a very helpful person offering his assistance to anyone who was in need.
Survivors include four daughters: Donna (Gus) Larson, Oshkosh; Joan (Chuck) Schley, Forestville; Susan (Charles) Junio, Green Bay; Patti Ahlswede, Brussels; six grandchildren: Chris (Shelly) Schley, Diana (Mark) Logan, Jenny (Randy) Johnson, Amy (Adam) Woodworth, Mathew (Jayne) Ahlswede, and Katie Ahlswede; nine great-grandchildren; one sister, Florence Mentz, Waukesha; one sister-in-law, Sara Anschutz, Sturgeon Bay. He was also preceded in death by his parents, one brother, Ken Anschutz and one brother-in-law, Arthur Mentz
Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. Monday, October 31, 2016, at St. Joseph Church in Sturgeon Bay. Burial will be in Holy Name of Mary Church Cemetery. Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. Monday at the church until the time of services. Forbes Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.