December 13, 2022 at 7:38 p.m.
Ralph J. Roelike, 82, of Melrose, passed away peacefully Dec. 9, 2022, at CentraCare Care Center in Melrose.
A Mass of Christian Burial was Dec. 13 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose with the Rev. Marvin Enneking officiating. Interment was in the parish cemetery.
Ralph Joseph Roelike was born Nov. 18, 1940, in Melrose to Othmar and Frances (Stein) Roelike. He graduated from Melrose High School in 1958. Ralph worked at the Kraft plant in Melrose, and he helped on the family farm. He also worked at Melrose Motors for over 20 years. He was a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Melrose. Ralph enjoyed watching sporting events and spending time with his family, especially his nieces and nephews.
Survivors include his brother, Joseph (Marge) Roelike, of Melrose; niece Kristine Anderson; nephew Randy Roelike; and many loving relatives and friends.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents; sister Alice Paulson; and nephews Russ and Ron Roelike.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Melrose.