Ralph A. Dunk, age 60 of Harrisburg but formerly of Shawneetown, passed on this life, March 27, 2017 in the Memorial Hospital, Carbondale, IL. Ralph was born in Oak Park, IL on March 22, 1957, 1 of 8 children, to the late Richard Dunk, Sr and Rose (Amarino) Dunk. He was Catholic by faith. He served his country in the U.S. Army, a member of the 82nd Airborne. He loved to refurbish houses, work on cars, enjoyed his music and had most recently been a Coal Miner. Ralph was a good man, Father, Brother and Friend and will be missed by many.
He is survived by a daughter, Tricia Rose (Dan) Boyles-Bator of Huntley, IL, 4 grandchildren, MaKayla, McKenzie, Sophia and Danny, along with 2 brothers, Rick Dunk of Harrisburg, and Ron (Norma) Dunk of Shawneetown, 3 sisters, Valerie Nowak of Marion, Vivian (Wendell) Williams of Harrisburg and Marjorie Steinhafel of Utica, Michigan.Nieces and Nephews, Frankie and Angie Dunk, Michelle Klemm, Raquel Shanks, Paul and Jason Dunk, Adam and Felicia Williams, Mike, Chris and Steven Dunk, Jeremy McCurdy, Alan Thome, Lance and Jake Steinhafel Robert C. Dunk, Jr, Theo Dunk and Michelle Strutt. He was also preceded in death by 2 brothers, Robert and Raymond, and 4 nephews, Tony and Glen Dunk, Cameron Dunk, and Raymond Thome
Per his request, Ralph will be cremated and a private service will be at a later date.
Cox & Son Funeral Home in Shawneetown is entrusted with the arrangements where you may leave a note of comfort to the family at www.coxandson.com