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Ralph B. Olivanti

May 2, 1929 March 19, 2012
Ralph B. Olivanti
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Obituary for Ralph B. Olivanti

Ralph B. Olivanti, age 82, of Lapeer, passed away on March 19, 2012 after a brief illness. He was born in Iron Mountain, MI. He attended the University of Michigan and graduated from Marquette University. Ralph was the President of Contractors Machinery Co. of Detroit and Grand Rapids. He retired in 1997 after more than 55 years in the construction machining and aggregate industry. He was a board member of Michigan Aggregates Associating and he received their distinguished Service Award in 2003. He is survived by wife Jacqueline; daughter Mary (Michael) Duerksen; granddaughters Amy (Joshua) Barnhart, Jacqueline Simonson; brothers William, Robert and Richard; also numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral Mass will be held Friday, March 23, 2012 at 11:00 AM at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Father Clement Suhy officiating. Burial at Mt. Loretto Cemetery. Friends may visit Thursday from 2-8 PM with a 7:00 Rosary Service at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home Capstick Chapel, 542 Liberty Park Lapeer, MI 48446. Memorials to Marquette University Law School Bldg. Fund or Michigan Aggregates Association Scholarship Fund.


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