In Memory of Ralph Isham
Ralph W. Isham, age 68, of Hayward, WI, died Thursday, November 4, 2021 at Hayward Health Services.
Ralph William Isham was born September 8, 1953 in Madison, WI, the son of Wiliam and Nora (Gavin) Isham.
He moved to Hayward when he was 10 days old. Ralph graduated from Hayward High School then attended WITI in Rice Lake where he studied welding. He met and married Judy and enlisted in the US Army and was stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, CO. Ralph and Judy had two children. While serving in the National Guard in Havre de Grace, MD he met Linda and they had one son before moving back to Hayward. Ralph was a maintenance man at Galaxy Apartments and LCO Casino and was also an over the road trucker in Tomah. He was an avid outdoors man enjoying hunting, fishing and trapping. Ralph enjoyed going to Rendezvous where they would dress as mountain men and have outdoor competitions. He also enjoyed photography where he had his own dark room developing his own photographs. Ralph also enjoyed riding and repairing motorcycles and attending swap meets.
He is survived by his children Jacob (Keshia) Isham, Dan (Heather) Isham, Will (Laura) Isham & Dallas Fake; daughters Peggy (Darren) Harvey & Bonnie Dillion; 16 grandchildren & three great grandchildren; brothers Jim (Nancy) Gavin & Elmer (Jackie) Corbine; sisters Betty Scott, Janet Froemel & Florence Baker; many nephews & nieces.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents Wiliam & Nora Isham; biological parents Jack & Irma Gavin; and sister Deloris Walczak.
The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 10, 2021 at Pineview Funeral Service in Hayward. Rev. Chad McCallum will officiate. Burial will be in Greenwood Cemetery in Hayward with Military Honors accorded by LCO AMVETS Post #1998. Visitation will be held from 10:00 – 11:00 a.m. prior to the service at the funeral home.
Casket bearers will be Dallas Fake, Darren Harvey, Thomas Harvey, Chris Kibellus, Kelly Knudson & Paul Popelka.