Magna, Ut —Ralph passed away Tues. Nov. 29th due to complications of a stroke. He was born in Stillwater, Oklahoma Oct. 4th, 1945 to Thomas Brake and Minnie Nugent Brake. Ralph joined the Army Engineers the day he graduated High School in 1963.
He enjoyed driving truck and making new friends, he had lots of stories to tell. He enjoyed the outdoors, riding his Harley, gun shows and spending time with his family.
He married Karen Burringham Brake Apr. 18th, 1980, they were 36 wonderful years.
Ralph is survived by his wife; son, Allen (Sheryl) Tenwolde, daughter, Adele (Robert) Rich; sons, Shane Patterson, and Christopher (Codie) Brake; brothers, Doyle (Karen) Brake, Kenneth (Vonda) Brake; sisters, Harriet (Bill) Harris, Karla and Vicky; 12 grandchildren, 33 great grandchildren and 1 great-great grandchild. Preceded in death by parents; daughter, Marie Eklund; son, Elliot Tenwolde; granddaughter, Lilian Brake; great granddaughter, Deyja Moses; brothers and sisters.
Funeral Services will be held 12:00 noon, Mon. Dec. 5th, 2016 at Peel Funeral Home, 8525 W. 2700 So., Magna. Friends may call Monday 11:00-11:45 am. Interment: Elysian Burial Gardens. Online condolences: www.peelfuneralhome.com