Ralph Corgard

Ralph Corgard

Ralph Gary Corgard, 70, of Dalbo passed away peacefully on Jan. 23rd surrounded by his children.
He was born Aug. 19th, 1943 in Minneapolis to Lloyd and Anna (Thorson) Corgard. He lived most of his life in Dalbo, attending school in Cambridge.
Ralph fathered three children, Kimberly, Amy, and Daniel. Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Lloyd and Anna (Thorson) Corgard. He is survived by his partner, Peggy Nims, children, Kimberly Corgard, Amy Corgard and Scott Grafenstein, Daniel and Catherine (Pallow) Corgard, grandchildren, Jessica Corgard, Ethan Corgard, brothers, Tirrell and Joyce (Sandborg) Corgard, Allen and April (Dorsey) Corgard, Alvin and Harriet (Ellis) Corgard, Gerald and Judy (Samuelson) Corgard, Wayne and Beverley (Spears Matthews) Corgard and numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Amazing, supportive and encouraging father, grandfather, partner, brother, and friend to many. He touched the lives and helped out many people in his lifetime. Later in life, he found his angel and sweetheart, Peggy, someone who made every day a wonderful day
Ralph was a mason most of his life and built many basements for homes, brickwork, and stonework. He always respected the work of others when seeing a beautiful building with brickwork or stonework knowing the amount of work that went into it. In the middle of his career, he was a supervisor at Adolfson and Peterson construction, building several buildings including the Federal Reserve Bank in Minneapolis, and St. Henrys Catholic Church in Monticello.
Ralph always enjoyed classic and new vehicles, trading a couple of times a year for different ones. He enjoyed driving the back roads, the views along the way, and driving to morning coffee with friends. He would always say Its a beautiful day for a drive, regardless of the weather. There were many times when he would drive across the country to visit friends in Arizona, the Carolinas, or family in several states.
He also enjoyed playing cards and making a run to the casino with his friends and sweetheart Peggy. Ralph enjoyed golfing throughout most of his life and became a more regular golfer after retiring, playing often with his friend Bud.
Services will take place at Salem Lutheran Church in Dalbo on Saturday, Feb. 1st. Viewing starting at 11am, funeral at 1pm, with luncheon follow the services.

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