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Ralph Niederhoffer

Ralph Niederhoffer, 94, of Waterloo, IL, fortified with the Sacraments of Holy Mother Church on May 8, 2019, in Waterloo, IL. He was born August 26, 1924, in St. Louis, MO.

He is survived by his children Carole Brumit, Brenda Kappler, Gwen Cummins, and Denis Niederhoffer (Sara); 17 grandchildren; many great grandchildren and great great grandchildren; nieces; nephews; and cousins.

He is preceded in death by his wife Frances Niederhoffer (nee Updegraff), 2nd wife Virginia Tufts Niederhoffer; children Constance Green, Linda Ketcherside, and Ralph  Niederhoffer Jr.; grandson Gary Downard; parents George H. & Anna C. (nee Kloster) Niederhoffer; and sister Mildred Deckert.

Ralph was a member of SS Peter & Paul Church - Waterloo, Elks Club, Columbia RC Flying Club, & UAW member. He was employed by The Chrysler Corporation in Fenton, MO as an electrician and he retired in 1986.

As an expression of sympathy the family prefers memorial contributions to: 
Masses or American Heart Association


Memorial Visitation:
5 PM to 8 PM Friday, May 10, 2019 at Quernheim Funeral Home

Funeral Mass:
9:30 AM Saturday, May 11, 2019 at SS Peter & Paul Church in Waterloo, IL
Father Osang Idagbo C.M. officiating
Interment at SS Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery in St. Louis, MO

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My Uncle Ralph, was a amazing man I loved him dearly. He told the best little jokes and always made you laugh. Never said a unkind word about anyone. A very faithful man that loved his family with all his heart. If you knew him you were blessed. He will be missed by all!
Love you, Judy

Judy Inserra May 9 2019 12:00 AM