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Ralph Wenk

April 24, 1934 April 21, 2019
Ralph Wenk
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Obituary for Ralph Wenk

Ralph Wenk
Of Arlington Heights 

Ralph Wenk was born on April 24, 1934 in Chicago, Illinois and was raised there by his parents, Irene and Otto Wenk. He died Sunday, April 21, 2019 at Moorings Health Center in Arlington Heights, Illinois surrounded by his loving family. 

Ralph started his career as a salesman for Ditto Inc, and later started his own Manufacturing Rep. Agency under the name of Ralph M. Wenk & Associates, which he owned and operated for 35 years. 

Ralph was a Niles Township High School M.V.P. and an All-Conference athlete in 1952.  

He graduated from Bradley University in 1956 where he was a 4-year Varsity baseball player. He was inducted into Bradley University's Athletic Hall of Fame in 1995.  

He was also inducted into the Greater Peoria Area (State of Illinois) Hall of Fame in 1994.  

Ralph was a charter member of the Pickwick Club in Arlington Heights.     

Ralph is survived by his wife of 62 years Marlene I. Wenk (nee Isgren); his children Sharon Wenk Rizzo and Donna (Douglas) Wenk-Rost, his grandchildren Michael R. Rizzo and David F. Rizzo; as well as his brother-in-law Carl E. Isgren.  

Memorial Service Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 1:00pm at the Odean Johnson Chapel at the Moorings, 811 E. Central Road, Arlington Heights, IL 60005. 

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to St. Jude Children's Research Hospital 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN, 38105  

Funeral Information is available at or (847) 253-0168.

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Memorial Service




1:00 PM 4/27/2019 1:00:00 PM
Odean Johnson Chapel at The Moorings

811 E. Central Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005

Odean Johnson Chapel at The Moorings
811 E. Central Road Arlington Heights 60005 IL
United States

Memorial Contribution

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

501 St. Jude Place
Memphis, TN 38105-9959

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