Ralph “Curley” Joseph Rushesky, age 99, Oshkosh, was born into eternal life Friday, April 1, 2011, at Parkview Health Center.
Born Dec. 2, 1911, to Antone and Rose (Kubeshki) Rushesky in Oshkosh, he graduated from St. Peter’s High School in 1929. On Nov. 28, 1935, he married Cecilia Strelke. Together they shared 73 years of marriage. Cecilia preceded Ralph in death April 21, 2009.
For 37 years, Ralph was a salesman for Heiss Bakery in Oshkosh and later worked at Dick Bros. Bakery of Manitowoc as a regional sales manager for 10 years. Retiring in 1977 gave Ralph the freedom to enjoy his favorite hobbies and activities more frequently such as fishing, bowling, playing cards and spending time with his family. Ralph loved playing Bingo with his family at Parkview. He particularly loved driving his cars and was able to do so until age 97. Most of all, Ralph was blessed to see his family grow to five generations.
Those left to forever remember and love Ralph include his daughter, Rose M. Angle of Oshkosh; his grandchildren, James (Diane) Angle III of Oshkosh, Rita (Darrel) Voight of Ripon, Gina (John) Eiden of Oshkosh, Lana (Dick Fernau) Angle of Ripon, Shawn (Rebecca) Angle of Oshkosh; his great-grandchildren, James (Theresa) Angle IV, Theresa (fiancé Steve Mueller) Angle, Jonathan Eiden, Maria Eiden, Alex Angle, Olivia Angle; his great-great grandsons, James Angle V and Noah Richard Angle. He is further survived by his sister, Paula (Ray) Commo of Fond du Lac, several nieces and nephews and his loving extended family at Parkview Health Center. Ralph was preceded in death by his wife, Cecilia; his parents; and his sisters, Alice, Kathryn and Isabelle.
A memorial mass will take place Tuesday, April 12 at 4 p.m. at St. Raphael Catholic Church, 830 South Westhaven Drive, Oshkosh, with the Rev. Jason Blahnik officiating. The family will greet friends at church Tuesday, April 12 from 2 p.m. until the time of service. Private inurnment will be held in Riverside Cemetery. A memorial has been established in Ralph’s memory. Please visit www.seefeldfuneral.com to send online condolences to the family.
Ralph touched the lives of so many and gained an extended family at Parkview Health Center. He loved the entire staff, knowing everyone by name. The family would like to express their heartfelt appreciation to each and every person on the staff at Parkview for making Ralph feel so loved and right at home.
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