Ralph M. Krodinger age 92, of De Soto, Missouri passed away on October 27, 2019, in Festus. He was born on October 17, 1927, in De Soto. He attended the University of Missouri Columbia. Ralph was a U.S. WW II Army Veteran. He was a member of St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church in De Soto where he donated countless hours. Third-degree member of Knights of Columbus # 1185. He owned and operated Summit Café in De Soto from 1956 until 1980. He was a long-time 4-H leader and was one of the founders of De Soto Little League. Ralph served as Jefferson County Commissioner for 8 years and was Presiding Commissioner for 8 years. He was also a farmer, made wood crafts and sold them at various fairs and festivals and worked as a Real Estate Agent.
Daughter- Ramona (Charles) Denny of De Soto, Missouri.
Son- Wayne Krodinger of De Soto, Missouri.
Daughter- Carla (Monique Menard) Krodinger of De Soto, Missouri.
Son -Kurt (Tracy) Krodinger of De Soto, Missouri.
Daughter- Ellen (Terry) Bridgewater of Festus, Missouri.
Son- Neal (Tammie) Krodinger of De Soto, Missouri.
Daughter-Laura (Don) Lassing of Festus, Missouri
Grandchildren- Sara, Alexis, Anne-Marie, Annie, Jenni, Jason, Nicole, Aaron, Katie, John, Zachary, Ethan, Lauren, Brett, Blake, Audrey and Grace.
Great Grandchildren-Jason, Hayden, Mia, Oliver, Charles, Sydney, Carter, Cohen, Sophia and Autumn.
Sister- Gladys Drummond of De Soto, Mo.
Sister-Mabel Jennings, of De Soto, Mo.
Brother- Donald (Karen) Krodinger of De Soto, Mo.
Brother- Larry (Sue) Krodinger of De Soto, Mo.
Sister- Ann (Carl) Oberle of De Soto, Mo.
Preceded in death by:
Wife- M. Elizabeth “Liz” Krodinger (nee Vaughn)
Parents – Max and Gertrude Krodinger (nee Wintz)
Sister- Fern (Alfred Sr) Krueger
Sister- Maxine (Andy) Piloski
Sister- Joan Armsey
Brother in law- Bud Jennings
Brother in law Fred Drummond
Visitation- Friday, November 01, 2019 from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm at the Robert D. Brown Funeral Home Inc. 103 Fourth St. Hillsboro Missouri 63050
Funeral Mass- Saturday, November 02, 2019 11 AM at St. Rose of Lima Catholic Church, De Soto, Missouri.
(Prayers at the Funeral Home at 10 am)
Interment- Calvary Cemetery, De Soto, Missouri.
Memorials in his memory to the charity of choice would be appreciated.