Gloria Pipkorn
B: 1930-03-19
D: 2018-04-21
View Details
Pipkorn, Gloria
Dorothy Ewer
B: 1939-10-15
D: 2018-04-18
View Details
Ewer, Dorothy
Timothy Kreye
B: 1987-11-10
D: 2018-04-18
View Details
Kreye, Timothy
Elaine Jurkoska
B: 1925-05-18
D: 2018-04-16
View Details
Jurkoska, Elaine
Frank Simo
B: 1920-10-06
D: 2018-04-14
View Details
Simo, Frank
Deborah Guzman
B: 1955-07-11
D: 2018-04-11
View Details
Guzman, Deborah
Santo Riva
B: 1934-05-10
D: 2018-04-10
View Details
Riva, Santo
Irene Gentz
B: 1929-12-04
D: 2018-04-09
View Details
Gentz, Irene
Gary Smith
B: 1954-10-06
D: 2018-04-06
View Details
Smith, Gary
Michael Thome
B: 1969-06-08
D: 2018-04-05
View Details
Thome, Michael
Barbara Williams
B: 1951-05-11
D: 2018-04-04
View Details
Williams, Barbara
Howard Farning
B: 1939-06-05
D: 2018-04-04
View Details
Farning, Howard
Mitchell Kitchens
B: 1932-01-03
D: 2018-04-01
View Details
Kitchens, Mitchell
Phyllis Arvai
B: 1930-10-12
D: 2018-03-30
View Details
Arvai, Phyllis
Leonard Zapp
B: 1958-06-08
D: 2018-03-29
View Details
Zapp, Leonard
Ralph Manka
B: 1925-12-19
D: 2018-03-29
View Details
Manka, Ralph
Jason Luckhardt
B: 1983-09-16
D: 2018-03-26
View Details
Luckhardt, Jason
John Sikich
B: 1933-03-21
D: 2018-03-25
View Details
Sikich, John
William Johnson
B: 1930-03-26
D: 2018-03-24
View Details
Johnson, William
Fritz Ohm
B: 1944-08-05
D: 2018-03-24
View Details
Ohm, Fritz
Kurt Illes
B: 1955-10-07
D: 2018-03-20
View Details
Illes, Kurt


Use the form above to find your loved one. You can search using the name of your loved one, or any family name for current or past services entrusted to our firm.

Click here to view all obituaries
Search Obituaries
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
Fax: (262) 654-3539
Ralph Manka
In Memory of
Ralph R. Manka
1925 - 2018
Memorial Candle Tribute From
Proko Funeral Home
"We are pleased to provide this Book of Memories to the family."
View full message >>>

Ralph R. Manka

Ralph R. Manka
Ralph R. Manka, 92, of Kenosha, passed away on Thursday, March 29, 2018, at Brookside Care Center.
Born on December 19, 1925, in Hale, WI, he was the son of the late John and Frances (Sluga) Manka. He moved to Kenosha in the late 1940s.
On November 3, 1951, he married Elaine Fendel.
Ralph owned and operated Ralph Manka’s Citgo Service Station on Sheridan Road and 63rd Street from 1959 until 1974. In 1976, he opened Ralph Manka’s Service Station on 14th Avenue and 60th Street until 1984. He retired in the early 1990s.
He was a member of St. James Catholic Church. Ralph enjoyed being a handyman, gardening, canning, cooking and visiting family up north.
Ralph is survived by his loving wife, Elaine of Kenosha; two sons, Dave (Sharon) Manka of Kenosha and Rick (Linda) Manka of Franklin, WI; five grandchildren, Michele (Larry) Martin, and Michael (Debbie), Martin, Sam, and Zach Manka; five great-grandchildren, Izabella, Hailey and Ava Manka, and Gianna and Mayli Martin; and a brother, Raymond “Bud” (Mary Potts) Manka. He is further survived by many other special relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; four brothers, Adolph, Lonnie, Edward and John Manka; five sisters, Helen Knudtson, Jean Barca, Martha Insteness, Eleanor Jones, and Gertrude “Gertie” Bodnar; and four great-grandchildren, Ella Blu, Elise Maria, Maya Grace and Larry Martin.
The family would like to thank the outstanding staff of Brookside Care Center for their loving care of Ralph.
Friends are asked to meet at St. James Catholic Church on Thursday, April 5th, at 10:00 a.m. for a Mass of Christian Burial. Entombment will follow at All Saints Mausoleum. Visitation will be held at Proko Funeral Home on Wednesday, April 4th, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, memorial to the Alzheimer’s Association or Hospice Alliance would be appreciated by the family.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
5111-60th Street
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
Visit & Sign Ralph’s Online Memorial Book at:
Order Flowers