He was preceded in death by his parents and five siblings, George, Dorothea, Helen, Norma and Jack.
He is survived by his wife of 72 years, Bernice A. (nee Schaefer) Romine; three children, Barry R. (Mary Catherine) Romine, Barbara J. (Tom Patterson) Romine and Betty J. (James) Williams; four grandchildren, Bradley Ralph (Jana) Romine, Brett Ryan Romine, Melissa J. (Phillip) Lloyd and Lindsey J. (Justin) Graves; seven great-grandchildren, Eliana, Rafe, Lilly, Amy, McKenzie, Harper and Sadie; three siblings, Robert, Patricia and William, as well as many other cousins and dear friends.
Ralph was a decorated World War II veteran and dedicated family man. He was a well-known home builder in the St. Louis area. He is fondly remembered and will be dearly missed by all who knew and loved him.
Visitation was held Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, from 9 a.m. until the service time at 10 a.m., at Chapel Hill Mortuary, 10301 Big Bend Road, Kirkwood. Interment at St. James Cemetery in St. James, Mo.
Memorials may be made to Concordia Lutheran Church, 505 S. Kirkwood Road, Kirkwood, 63122. Please visit the online guestbook at www.stlfuneral.com.