Ralph Hankey obit 24 Jan 1966
Ralph Hankey Ralph August Hankey, 87, a resident of the Beecher for several years, died in Mercy Hospital at 11 p.m. Saturday after after a short illness. He was born Aug. 19, 1878, in Hanover, the son of Fred and Charlotte Behling Henke and was married to Lena Brunz,| who died in October 1925. was mairied later to Elizabeth Mason who died in January 1955. Survivors are three sons, including including Ralph A. Hanke, Janesville; Janesville; five daughters, 13 stepchildren; stepchildren; a sister, Mrs. Martha Elser, Elser, Janesville; and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren. great-grandchildren. Services will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday Wednesday in the Reining Funeral Home, the Rev. L. Donald Docken. Docken. St. John Lutheran Church, officiating, with burial in Oak Hill Cemetery. Fi'iends may call; at the funeral home Tuesday!of evening.