Ralph Raaf 1940-2021
Ralph E. Raaf, 81, of Holton, passed away Saturday, May 29, 2021, at Promise Long Term Acute Care in Overland Park.
He was born March 27, 1940, in Gridley, the son of Sam and Ella (Knapp) Raaf.
Ralph graduated from Burlington High School in 1958. He lived in the Holton community since 1967. Ralph retired from Kansas Department of Transportation as Engineering Technician. He was a member of the Kansas Prairie Pickers.
Ralph married Linda Kay Bentley on May 26, 1961, in Miami, Okla. She preceded him in death on Feb. 9, 2008, after 47 years of marriage.
Survivors include a son, Tony Raaf (Michelle) of Holton; a daughter, Cindy Delfelder (Jim) of Meriden; a sister, Emily Garrett of Burlington; a brother, Clarence Raaf of Wichita; five grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11:30 a.m. Thursday, June 3 at Mercer Funeral Home in Holton. Burial will follow in Holton Cemetery. Ralph will lie in state Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday until 6:30 p.m.
Memorials may be given to the Heart of Jackson Humane Society, sent in care of Mercer Funeral Home, P.O. Box 270, Holton, KS 66436. To leave a special message for the family, please visit www.mercerfuneralhomes.com