Michael S. "Mike" Ralston

January 17, 1953 - May 11, 2015
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Michael S. “Mike” Ralston, 62 of Capron, IL passed away suddenly, Monday, May 11, 2015 in his home. Mike was born January 17, 1953 in Cheverly, Maryland, son of Norvell S. and Doris C. (Brady) Ralston. He was proud to be part of the United States Marines. Mike was a skilled carpenter in the carpenters union. He enjoyed taxidermy, hunting, fishing, and wood working. Mike had a huge love for dogs.

He is loved and will be missed by his parents, Norvell S. and Doris C. Ralston; siblings, Carolyn M. (Loren J.) Tollefson, Rebecca Davenport, Wayne H. (Sheila) Ralston; numerous nieces and nephews; and special four-legged friend, Jay Jay. He is preceded in death by his identical twin brother, Daniel J. Ralston.

Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 15, 2015 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL, 61008 with Rev. Dan Schenck officiating. Visitation will be held from 3:00 P.M. until the time of the service. Memorials may be made Helping Paws of Hebron, IL in Mike’s name. To light a candle or share a memory, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com.

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Visitation Information

Date: Friday, May 15, 2015

Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Visitation will be held from 3:00 P.M. until the time of the service


Service Information

Date: Friday, May 15, 2015

Time: 7:00 pm -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral Services will be held at 7:00 p.m., Friday, May 15, 2015 at Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave, Belvidere, IL, 61008 with Rev. Dan Schenck officiating


Memorial Information

Memorials may be given to Helping Paws of Hebron, IL in Mike’s name


 

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Timeline for Michael S. "Mike" Ralston

Born: January 17, 1953
 
October 15, 1954
The twins – Mike and Danny
The twins – Mike and Danny
 
October 18, 1970
Mike the Marine
Mike the Marine
 
January 17, 2013
Mike’s 60th birthday
Mike’s 60th birthday
 
October 14, 2014
The man and his dog
The man and his dog
Died: May 11, 2015

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Ashley posted on 5/13/15

Working nights at pacemaker he always made the nights go by fast Mike was an awesome person to work with always had a smile on his face no matter what and always made us laugh you will be missed

 

Sharyn posted on 5/14/15

I'll always remember your "good nature" and warm giving spirit. You were a good person. God bless you, Mike. You would always help anyone that needed it.

 

Deana Tollefson posted on 5/14/15

Uncle Mike, Thank you for always keeping a relaxed atmosphere, kind heart, and for being the source of many laughs. You will be missed but not forgotten.

 

Debbie Trabeaux posted on 5/14/15

Mike- Your memory will forever live in all the hearts you touched throughout your life because you had such a kind heart & soul. You will be missed. Love and memories everlasting, your cuz Deb

 

gregg pulaski posted on 5/14/15

Your memory I will never forget the man and friend you were.Thanks for all the good advice and love you showed.We will hang again one day with JJ .Til next time big hammer Mikey miss you brother

 

stephanie torrey posted on 5/15/15

When Mike and i brought jay jay home for the first time and when you moved in the apartment downstairs from mine i always stop in after school to tell you about my day and play with jay jay. We miss you uncle mike

 

chris and dan torrey posted on 5/15/15

To a very close friend. We will miss dearly. I enjoyed taking you to work, Woodstock to get jay jay, shopping and trips to the V.A. I am very sorry you didn't get to do what you planned to do Saturday May 16th, but it will always be in my heart forever. We will miss you. Your Friends Always Chris and Dan Torrey

 

lorri odonnell posted on 5/15/15

Part of me will always love him he wasa great man and will forever be in my heart

 

Tina/Florentina posted on 7/27/15

Mike you were a great man with a big heart.I'll always remember you.

 

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