Ralph Ronald Raymond Schremp, 87, of Algonquin, IL, peacefully passed away on Sunday, 01/29/2023, surrounded by loved ones. He was welcomed into Heaven by his parents, Albert and Helen (nee Younger) Schremp, and his brother Edward.
Ralph was born on 5/19/1935 in Chicago, IL. After Ralph graduated from De La Salle High School in 1953, he joined the Army and became a Supply Sergeant. He married the love of his life, Sheila Sutherland, in 1956. The Army moved them to Fort Hood in Kileen, Texas, where they began their family.
In 1957, their oldest son, Tim, was born and then in 1958, they moved back to Chicago where Sharon was born. A few years later, in 1961, Tina was born, and in 1964, the twins Mike and Mark, joined the family. Eight years later, in 1972, Christopher was born and their family was complete.
His years after the Army were spent working at Outlook Envelope, serving as a Hillside Trustee, and raising their family in the St. Domitilla church and school where he was President of the Parish Council and a member of their Men’s Club. Ralph enjoyed the church’s stage shows as well as attending all his children’s sports and theater events.
As the family grew with 12 grandchildren and six great-grandchildren, he enjoyed babysitting and attending all of their life events, no matter how big or small. He and Sheila enjoyed spending time with their friends.
Ralph was the beloved husband of Sheila; loving father of Tim (Ann), Sharon (John), Tina (Michael), Michael (Gail), Mark (Debra), and Chris (Sheri); loving grandfather of Nicole, Brian (Ana), Katie, Jessica (Mike), Jillian (John), Alex (Elle), Michael, Stephanie, Kevin, Megan, Kylie, and Margaret; great-grandfather of Bodie, Vincenzo, Leonardo, John, Joanna, and Archer.
A wake will be held on Wednesday, February 1, 2023, from 3-8 PM at Davenport Funeral Home, 419 E Terra Cotta Avenue, Crystal Lake, IL. Prayer Service on Thursday, February 2, 2023, at 9 AM at the funeral home and continuing to 10 AM Mass at St. Mary Catholic Church, 10307 Dundee Road, Huntley, IL. Interment to follow at St. Mary Cemetery, Dean Street, Huntley, IL.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Gentiva Foundation (Hospice Care). Many thanks to all who cared for Ralph.
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