Ralph was born December 4th, 1918 in Boise, Idaho. At eight he moved with his family to Mapleton, MN. As a young man he came to Austin where he graduated from Austin High and met his wife, Helen. Ralph graduated from Northwestern University and Seminary in Minneapolis, MN. He served in World War II and returned to Austin to work at Hormel’s until he retired. He was a member of the 1st Baptist Church and now Grace Baptist Church. He helped plan and construct the current Grace Baptist Church in Austin, MN. Please come and celebrated with us Sunday, December 2nd from 12:30- 2:30 at the Primrose Retirement Center – 2nd fl. community room. Address is 1701 22nd Ave SW, Austin, MN 55912. Come celebrate 100 years with Ralph. Snacks, sandwiches and birthday cake will be served. Contact # is 651-260-7384 Joy Payne (daughter).