Ralph J. Lancor
Jerome Lancor, 83, went home to the Lord on February 7th at the
Hospice Home of Hope in Fond du Lac, WI. Ralph was born to Robert and Gertrude
(Schreck) Lancor on
September 6th, 1934 in Chippewa Falls – the
youngest of five children. He grew up on a farm in Boyd and lived in Green Bay
for many years. He married Marion Redman on November 25th, 1978 and
they made their home in Fond du Lac where he lived for 40 years.
Ralph worked laying carpet and floor tile at HJ Martin & Sons out of Green
Bay over 40 years and enjoyed working the summers even after he retired. He was
a 50 year member of the 1146 Carpenters and Joiners Union.
He had a lifelong passion for John Deere tractors, amassing quite a collection.
He was often found at tractor or steam engine shows throughout the state. He
was always hunting for treasures at auctions or flea markets. Ralph never found
a thing he couldn’t fix and always had projects in the works. His favorite
place to be was up north at the cabin he built on Webb Lake.
Ralph was a generous man and he loved to feed people. You never left his house
hungry and he often ended the family meal prayer with, “Whoever eats the
fastest, gets the most-est”. A tradition he now passes on to his youngest
He never met a person he couldn’t talk to and made friends everywhere he went.
He was a member of the Holy Family Catholic Community and attending Sacred
Heart Church. Ralph would often ride his scooter to the evening rosary. On
Saturdays he would ride to the Farmer’s Market to buy his wife flowers.
Ralph is survived by his beloved wife of 39 years; five loving children:
Lorraine Crandall, Rita Russell, Ronald Lancor, John Lancor (Laura Rusch), and
Jennifer Gillings (Ryan); five, soon to be six grandchildren; six great
grandchildren; nieces and nephews; other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and four siblings: Clarence Lancor,
Alice Shafer, Bernice Wellner, and Robert Lancor.
VISITATION: A visitation will be held on
February 12th from 5-7pm followed by a rosary at the Kurki-Mach
Funeral Chapel, 31 East Division Street, Fond du Lac and on February 13th
from 10-11am at Holy Family Sacred Heart, 232 South Peters Avenue, Fond du Lac.
FUNERAL: A funeral service will be held at Holy Family Sacred
Heart at 11am on February 13th, followed by entombment at Chapel of
the Risen Christ Mausoleum at Calvary.
His family would like to thank the staff of Davita Fond du Lac Dialysis, Aurora
Medical Centers of Fond du Lac and Oshkosh, Agnesian Hospital of Fond du Lac
and the Hospice Home of Hope. A special thank you to Father Thomas of Holy