Ralph Summers Brautigam, Jr was born on October 31, 1925, in Milton, PA. He passed away peacefully in Weslaco, TX, on November 9, 2019, at 94 years old with his wife, Mildred Alewine, at his side.
Mr. Brautigam graduated from Milton High School, completed 2.5 years of college then served three years in the U.S. Navy. Upon his return home, he and his wife, Audree Brautigam, were the owners of a family business, Broadway Hardware, in Milton, PA, for approximately forty years. They attended the Church of Christ in Milton, PA. They enjoyed traveling upon retirement. Then, they moved to Victoria Palms in Donna, TX. Ralph was active in the Elks Lodge, Weslaco, TX, for many years. His wife, Audree, passed away in 2006.
Ralph Brautigam was also preceded in death by his father, Ralph S. Brautigam; mother, Leah Stroud Brautigam; and a sister, Mary Leah Brautigam.
Ralph continued to be active in various community activities, friends, and family. He and Mildred Alewine were married on February 22, 2008, in Donna, TX. She resides at their home. They are members of the Love of Christ Luthern Church, 914 West Third Street, Weslaco, TX 85796. Memorials may be made to the church. The family requests no flowers, please.