Ralph Lugge

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Ralph Robert Lugge, 72, of Fairview Heights, IL, born December 13, 1947, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, April 22, 2020, at his residence.

Mr. Lugge retired from the gas engineering department of Ameren Illinois. He enjoyed athletics with a special fondness for softball. Ralph coached softball and baseball at various levels for Khoury League. He was best known for coaching softball at O’Fallon High School and then at Salem Community High School.

After retiring from coaching, he enjoyed watching his grandchildren play in various athletics. He also enjoyed his Tuesdays at Fairmount Park. Throughout his many battles with illness, he stayed devoted to his family.

Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Richard E. and LaVern, nee Lashley, Lugge; a brother, Richard W. Lugge; and a sister, Patricia (Joe) Johnson.

Surviving are his wife of 51 years, Janet, nee McCabe, Lugge, whom he married on November 23, 1968;
a daughter, Denise (Mark) Brendel of Salem, IL;
a son, Scott (Robin) Lugge of Fairview Heights, IL;
four grandchildren, Amanda (Daniel) Litteken, Tyler Brendel,
Brendan Lugge, and Breanna Lugge;
two great-grandchildren, Keaton Litteken and Cooper Litteken;
three brothers, Don (Kim) Lugge,
Chuck (Mary Lou) Lugge,
and Ed (Peggy) Lugge;
and nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Heartland Hospice. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.

Funeral: Private services will be held Monday, April 27, 2020.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

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18 Comments on Ralph Lugge

Mary Sale Fries said : Guest Report May 02, 2020 at 10:21 PM

Janet I wanted to extend my sympathy from the Sale family of Peru Illinois. Jean Sale told me of Ralph’s passing.

  • O'Fallon
  • IL
Ally DeFosset said : Guest Report Apr 29, 2020 at 12:35 PM

Ralph, along with Jan, were the BEST coaches at O'Fallon HS. I have some great memories of him and will always cherish those. Thinking of you, Jan and family. He will be greatly missed by all!

  • Belleville
  • IL
Joann Heinemann said : Guest Report Apr 28, 2020 at 8:24 PM

To Janet, Denise, Scott and family My deepest synpathy and prayers are with you during this sad time. So very sorry for your loss.

  • Troy
  • Illinois
Jerry Markey said : Guest Report Apr 27, 2020 at 8:55 AM

Chuck& Mary Lou, So sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. I'm sure he will be greatly missed by your family and many others.

  • Belleville
  • Il
Herman Lugge said : Guest Report Apr 26, 2020 at 1:06 PM

Chuck, my condolences on the loss of your brother. Although I did not know Ralph I feel a special bond to the loss of one of our family.

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Jennifer Redden said : Guest Report Apr 26, 2020 at 12:52 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. Ralph was an excellent coach and mentor, and I feel very fortunate to have known him and played for him. My sincerest condolences to the family.

  • Saint Louis
  • MO
Jennifer Redden said : Guest Report Apr 26, 2020 at 12:06 PM

I am so sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. Ralph was an amazing coach and mentor, and I feel very fortunate to have known him. My sincerest condolences to the family.

  • Saint Louis
  • MO
peggy malec said : Guest Report Apr 26, 2020 at 10:31 AM

Jan, So sorry for your loss. You have my deepest condolences.

  • belleville
  • Illinois
Thomas Budde said : Guest Report Apr 26, 2020 at 8:34 AM

Our sincere sympathy to the Lugge family. We remember well our St. Luke CYO softball team in the sixties. We so enjoyed these boys. Tom and Mary Budde

  • Belleville
  • Illinois
Bob Lugge said : Guest Report Apr 25, 2020 at 11:08 AM

Jan: Very sorry to hear of Ralph's passing. Our prayers are with you and Ralph's family.

  • o'fallon
  • Illinois
Clayton & Donna Kribs said : Guest Report Apr 24, 2020 at 6:29 PM

Chuck & Mary Lou & Family, So very sorry for the loss of your brother & uncle. May memories comfort you during this time. Prayers for you all.

  • Sorento
  • IL
Diane and Joe Bottani said : Guest Report Apr 24, 2020 at 4:31 PM

To Ralph"s Family, Please accept our sympathy. Ralph was very special to us. He introduced us and thought we would make a good match. 45 years of marriage proves he was right.Diane and Joe Bottani

  • St. Louis
  • Missouri
Denise Wylie said : Guest Report Apr 24, 2020 at 11:41 AM

I'm so sorry for your loss. May your faith and fond memories be a source of comfort.

  • Belleville
  • IL
Cindy Guthrie said : Guest Report Apr 24, 2020 at 8:35 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. My prayers are with your family at this sad time.

  • Fairview Heights
  • IL
Fr Gene Neff said : Guest Report Apr 24, 2020 at 8:33 AM

Chuck & Mary Lou: My condolences to you & Ralph's family. Keeping you and all of Ralph's family in prayer. May God grant Ralph eternal joy, and may you be at peace.

  • Mascoutah
  • IL
Norma Lester said : Guest Report Apr 23, 2020 at 11:34 PM

Chuck and Mary Lou, my condolences on the loss of your brother.

  • Millstadt
  • Illinois
Rickey. Lugge said : Guest Report Apr 23, 2020 at 9:05 PM

Sorry to here for your loss my condolences for the Family 🙏🙏🙏

  • Belleville
  • Il
Chuck Lugge said : Guest Report Apr 23, 2020 at 8:47 PM

I am saddened by the passing of a brother who served as a mentor in my young life; may God's love comfort your family in this time of loss.

  • Belleville
  • IL

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