Redlin Funeral Home

Ralph Lee Gerken , Age 79

October 23, 1941 --December 23, 2020

Ralph Lee Gerken, age 79 of Baraboo, passed away Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2020 at St. Clare Meadows. Ralph, son of Archie and Fern (Henthorn) Gerken was born Oct. 23, 1941 in Sylvan Township, Richland County. He worked as a Ranger at Devils Lake State Park until his retirement. In his free time, he enjoyed woodworking, especially carving wood decoys.

Survivors include his children, Robin Teasdale and Michael (Wendy) Gerken, all of Baraboo; friend, Carole A. Gerken; six grandchildren; ten great-grandchildren; brother, Ken (Shirley) Gerken of Neenah and his sister, Janet Gerken of Richland Center as well as other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Private inurnment will take place at Walnut Hill Cemetery.


John and Mary Ann Kopp December 28, 2020

Friend of family Colonial Heights , Virginia

Dear Carole and Wendy sorry to hear of Ralph's death

virginia wiedenfeld December 29, 2020

classmate richland center , Wisconsin

My sympathy to Carol, the children, and Ralph's brother and sister, Janet. Ralph was a fun person to be around