Ralph Routledge, 69, of Williston, passed away at the Bethel Lutheran Nursing Home and Rehabilitation Center, under the care of Hospice, on Monday evening, June 8, 2020.
In keeping with Ralph’s wishes, cremation has taken place. A celebration of Ralph’s life will be held at 3:00 PM on Monday, June 15, 2020 at the Everson-Coughlin Funeral Home Chapel in Williston. Interment in Riverview Cemetery will follow the memorial service. We encourage common sense social distancing in accordance with CDC guidelines.
Friends may sign a guest book and view pictures on Sunday, June 14 from 1:00 PM until 5:00 PM and on Monday from 9:00 AM until service time at the Everson Coughlin Funeral Home Chapel.
Ralph Eugene Routledge was born on March 10, 1951 to Leland and Margie (Johnson) Routledge in Minot, North Dakota. In his early years the family made the move to Williston, ND where they made their home.
After school, he was united in marriage to Patsy Williams and from that union came two daughters, Kari and Kristie. That marriage was dissolved. Later in time, he was united in marriage to Julie Thompson and from that union came two boys, Todd and Scott. Later, that marriage was dissolved.
After his marriage to Julie was dissolved, he moved to Las Vegas and worked as a tile and marble layer. He enjoyed taking his sailboat out on Lake Mead any chance he had. Later, he moved back to North Dakota and accepted a job for the county as a heavy equipment operator. He retired from that position and resided in Wildrose.
Ralph liked to ride his horse Rosco, sail his sailboat and help out on the ranch of Randy and Anna Snellman. Ralph was an excellent dancer and women would stand in line for a dance. He was also an excellent pool player and won many trophies at tournaments.
Ralph is survived by his sons, Todd (Garilea) Thrash, Scott Thrash of Fort Worth, Texas; daughters, Kari (Sam) Hastings, Kristie Marmon of Williston, ND; brother, Robert Routledge of Lewistown, MT; sisters, LaVonne (Gary) Twite of Ft. Qui Appell, SK, Marlene Wayne of Williston, ND; 10 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents, Leland and Margie Routledge; and brother, LeRoy Routledge.
Friends are welcome to visit www.eversoncoughlin.com to share memories of Ralph or leave condolences for his family.