Of Willis, Michigan, age 65, died unexpectedly on Friday, April 8, 2022, at his home. He was born April 12, 1956, in Detroit, Michigan, the only child of Marion and Beatrice (Wisnewski) Szymaszek.
Ralph graduated from Cody High School in Detroit, in 1974. He worked his entire life in maintenance including Heublein, Roush and most recently, McNaughton & Gunn in Saline. Everyone knew Ralph for his big heart and unique sense of humor. He loved his family and friends and would do anything for them. He enjoyed his toys as much as he did cars and his amazing collection of retro nostalgic memorabilia.
Ralph was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Mary Ann Ammon, who died May 13, 2008. Ralph was a loving uncle to Eddie, Jerry, Rick, Ruth, and Luke in addition to his cousins, seven great-nieces and nephews and several god-children. He was a cherished friend to many. In addition to his wife, he was preceded in death by his parents, his nephews, Eddie and Jerry, and by two cousins, Vera Bodurka and Tim Rumenapp.
A memorial service will be held Friday, April 29, 2022, 4:00 pm at Cole Funeral Chapel in Chelsea. The family will receive friends Friday from 2- 4 pm.
Burial will take place at New South Park Cemetery in Martinsville, IN beside his wife, Mary.
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