Ralph had retired from Midwestern Propane and the City of Belleville. He was a member of St. Augustine of Canterbury Catholic Church, Belleville, IL. He was a United States Army Veteran having served in the Korean War and a member of the VFW.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Theckla, nee Butz, Zinck; a brother, Harvey (Rose) Zinck; a sister, Dorothy (Joe) Lanter; a grandson, Nicholas Luechtefeld; and a special friend Joann Loerch.
He is survived by five children, Eileen Roedl of San Antonio, TX, Amy Nichols of Mascoutah, IL, Peggy (Jeffrey) Smith of Shreveport, LA, Patrick (Lorena) Zinck of Nacogdoches, TX, and Jennifer (John) Bryant of Senoia, GA; seven grandchildren, Jeremy (Jacquelyn) Zinck, Joshua (Jennifer) Roedl, Elizabeth (Mohamad) Koteiche, Jeffrey (Nan) Smith, Marina Zinck, Sophia (Angel) Zinck-Rocha and Antonio Zinck; ten great-grandchildren; a brother, Norbert (Dona) Zinck of Nashville, IL; and nieces and nephews.
Visitation: Friends may visit from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, September 13, 2022, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and 10 to 11 a.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at Chapel of the Benedictine Living Community at the Shrine.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial at 11:15 a.m. Wednesday, September 14, 2022, at Chapel of the Benedictine Living Community at the Shrine.
Burial will be at Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery, St. Louis, MO, with military honors.