Our beloved Ralphie was the third born to his parents, Hans and Sieglinde (Siggy) Skowronek who had recently brought their family to Salt Lake City, Utah, from Germany. They built a house that included a bomb shelter at the Douglas Street home in Sugarhouse. Ralph was the first of his siblings to have been born in the United States. He was raised in Sugarhouse where he later attended Highland High School. While attending he met the love of his life, Sheryl, they were married on August 1st, 1974, in Salt Lake City. They enjoyed over 47 years of marriage together. They raised their kids, enjoyed their grandkids, traveled, spent quality time with each other, family, and friends.
Ralph was a people person, a dedicated family man who was able to retire at the youthful age of 53. Once retired unusual mannerisms and behaviors were noticed by his loved ones, which eventually lead to the discovery of his illness, early onset Dementia, Alzheimer’s which was officially diagnosed at a young age of 60 and took his life at the age of 67 on January 2nd, 2022. He passed comfortably in his sleep, in their Taylorsville home, surrounded by his loved ones. He is survived by the love of his life, Sheryl Skowronek, daughter, Angela Hodge (Ashley, Dalton & Porter) and son, Michael (Amanda) Skowronek (Braxton & Austin), and several extended family members. Preceded in death by his parents, Hans & Siggy Skowronek, and his sister, Christine Patrick.
Ralph enjoyed music (his vinyl), sleep, food, yard work, golf, baseball, football, animals (especially dogs), anything outdoors. He adored his wife, children, grandchildren, family, and friends.
Ralph will always be remembered for his hard-working persona, his everlasting smile, his silliness, kindness, his ability to make anyone laugh, and his unconditional love.
A Celebration of Life will be held in his honor at the Chateau at Le Jardin, 1951 East Dimple Dell Road, Sandy, Utah, on Friday, January 14th, 2022 from 5 - 8 p.m. with a small program that starts @ 5:30 p.m.
In Ralph’s honor, we ask that you come to his Celebration of Life wearing your favorite shade of red.
In lieu of flowers donate to: https://act.alz.org/site/TR?px=14990889&fr_id=15144&pg=personal&v=1
Heavenly Father sent to them all his blessings. Heavenly Father bless Him til will be meet again.
Hi Sheryl… My condolences to you at this time and I wish I could be there to give you a big hug! I’m in Tanzania and won’t be home anytime soon so please feel of my love across the world for you at this time and always!!!