Obit Ralph Andrew Konkol

Ralph Konkol

Ralph Andrew Konkol, age 84, resident of Boise, went to be with Jesus on March 14, 2023. Ralph was born October 30, 1938, to Andrew and Bernice Konkol in Sharon Wisconsin, the third of seven siblings.

At the age of seven, the family moved to Orofino, Idaho where Ralph graduated from Orofino High School in 1956. Ralph was active in band and he was also student body president.

Ralph served in the US Navy as a First Class Petty Officer. This is where his love for electrical work began. After discharge from the Navy, Ralph married his high school sweetheart, Linda Geidl in 1960.

The next 13 years Ralph spent working at Konkolville Lumber Company and received his Journeyman Electrician’s License in 1972. Ralph moved to Boise in 1973 and continued to work as an electrician until his retirement from Carnation Potato in 1990.

Ralph and Linda wanted their quiver full and built a family and a home with ten children with whom Ralph shared his love of music.

After retirement, Ralph continued to utilize his skills in construction and electrical work at Gleanings for the Hungry, a missionary outreach to the poor and hungry. He traveled to Mexico and El Salvador to serve the poor. His other interests included inventing, camping, hiking, and jogging. Ralph was very active in Catholic music ministry.

Ralph is survived by his wife of 63 years, Linda; his five sons: Joe, John, Steve, Nick and Louie and four daughters Bernie, Kelly, Corrina and Debbie and their respective families; his siblings Donald, Geri, Carol, JoAnn, LaVerne and Andrew Jr. Ralph was joined at the Heavenly gates by his daughter Marie, his parents and his brother, Roger.

The family suggest that memorials be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

A Mass and Celebration of Life service will be held on Saturday, March 25, 2023 at 10 a.m. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Boise, ID.

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