Ralph C. Scheffel

Alton | Saturday, February 12 2011

Ralph C. Scheffel age 96, passed away at 12:00 a.m. February 12, 2011, at Eldercare of Alton, under the care of St. Anthony’s Hospice.

He was born in Alton, IL on December 31. 1914, the son of the late Frank and Caroline (Prill) Scheffel

He married Ruby W. McCourtney, on March 22, 1940 in Alton; she passed away July 5, 2010.

Ralph was a pipe fitter for Shell Oil Company for over 39 years before retiring.  He was a member of the Brown St. Baptist Church in Alton, and was a Sunday school teacher for many years and worked with young people’s groups. Ralph had a big part in the construction of the Brown St. Baptist Church.  He loved working in his yard and growing geraniums.  Ralph was known for his big smile and great laugh.

One sister Eva Mueller of Granite City and many Nieces and Nephews survive him.

His parents, wife and three brothers Truman, Harold and Morris Scheffel preceded him in death.

In celebration of his life, visitation will be from 4 to 7 pm, Tuesday on February 15, 2011 at Elias, Kallal and Schaaf Funeral Home in Alton, IL. Funeral Services will be conducted at the Brown St. Baptist Church, in Alton, at 10 am, February 16, 2011 with the Reverends David Burman and Mike Meyers officiating. 

Burial will follow at Upper Alton Cemetery.

Memorials may be directed to the Brown St. Baptist Church in Alton.

Online condolences and guest book may be found at

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Elias, Kallal & Schaaf Funeral Home

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