January 17, 1939 - November 14, 2018
LEXINGTON- Ralph J. Markel, age 79, a resident of Lexington and formerly of Fremont Township, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 17, 1939 in Munger, Michigan, a son of the late Ralph J. and Delia (DuRussel) Markel. Ralph married Patricia L. Schafsnitz on August 2, 1958 in Reese, Michigan. Ralph owned and operated his family farm, Markel Farms, in Fremont Township for many years. He was a member of the former St. Patricks Catholic Church in Croswell and was currently a member of the St. Denis Catholic Church in Lexington. Ralph is survived by his wife, Patricia Markel of Lexington, eight children, Kelly Markel of Croswell, Holly Sanchez of Port Huron, Jamey Campbell of Croswell, Tracy (Al) Matthews of Lexington, Wendy (Bryon) Peters of Goodells, Ralph (Marena) Markel ,III, of Watertown, Scott Markel of Casco Twp., and Weaver (Nicole) Markel of Sandusky. 13 grandchildren and 7 great grandchildren; one sister , Emma (Frank) Findlay of Reese Ralph was preceded in death by two brothers, John Markel and Charles Markel and four sisters Ruth Clase, Alice Weiss, Bernice Perry and Julia Reder. Visitation will be held from 1-7 P.M. on Sunday at the Pomeroy Funeral Home in Lexington. Rosary Devotions will be held at 4 P.M. on Sunday afternoon at the funeral home. Funeral Mass will be held at 11 A.M. on Monday at the Ave Maria Parish-St. Denis Catholic Church in Lexington, with visiting at the church from 10-11 A.M. Fr. Donald J. Eppenbrock will officiate. Inurnment will be in the Mt. Hope Catholic Cemetery in Croswell. Pallbearers will be his three sons, Ralph, Scott and Weaver Markel and three grandsons, Nicholas Drummond, Jose Sanchez and Alex Matthews. Memorials in memory of Ralph may be made to the American Heart Association or the Kidney Foundation.
LEXINGTON- Ralph J. Markel, age 79, a resident of Lexington and formerly of Fremont Township, passed away on Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at his home. He was born on January 17, 1939 in Munger, Michigan, a son of the late Ralph... View Obituary & Service Information
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