Ralph E. Hakel

Ralph E. Hakel

August 15, 1931 – February 19, 2024

He was preceded in death by his parents, Adolph and Emma Hakel; wife, Charlotte; son, Mike; brothers, Tom and “Buster”; sisters, Claire and JoAnn.

He is survived by his children: Mark Hakel (Sara), Steve Hakel, Mary Jo Blum (Todd), Annie Stanek (Scott), and Katie Hakel; 12 grandchildren; 8 great-grandchildren; siblings, Sister Angeline Hakel and Mary Ann Holman.

The family will receive friends on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 5:00-6:30 pm, with VIGIL SERVICE at 6:30 pm, at Mary Our Queen Church (3405 S. 118th St).

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL Wednesday, Feb. 28th, 10:30 am, Mary Our Queen Catholic Church.

Interment, Calvary.

Memorials Madonna Rehabilitation Hospital and Mary Our Queen Catholic Church.


  • Ronald Mayne Posted February 26, 2024 7:59 am

    I am so sorry for your loss. My Godfather, second family and neighbor. I am who I am in part because of him. You are in my thoughts.

  • Louis & Lorie Bendon Posted February 26, 2024 8:56 pm

    We are so sorry to hear of Ralph’s Passing. We could not have had a better friend. Spent many a night with Ralph at adoration. We know Jesus has taken him to Heaven.

  • Fred & Mary Jo Petersen Posted February 27, 2024 3:45 pm

    So sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was a great man who made this world a better place. Rest in peace our friend.

  • Marjorie Hakel Posted February 27, 2024 4:55 pm

    Just reflecting on the complete joy and laughter Uncle Ralph brought to a room. Gosh, what a wonderful, selfless human. We were all blessed to have known him.and he surely will be missed. Our deepest love and most ardent prayers to all his family. Margie & JD

  • Fr. John Gouger, C.Ss.R. Posted February 27, 2024 5:39 pm

    I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Ralph, Fr. John Gouger, Redemptorist , at St. Clement’s Center,
    Liguori, My sister, Margaret Gouger Langan , now of Caldwell, Idaho, was a classmate of Mary Ann’s and I was at Kirkwood, Mo. with Tom.

  • The Sheil Family Posted February 28, 2024 3:40 pm

    We extend our heartfelt sympathies on the loss of Ralph. He played a significant role in our childhoods, bringing laughter, joy, and a sense of camaraderie to our neighborhood. Ralph’s humor, storytelling, and ever-present smile enriched our lives in countless ways. His memory will always be cherished and celebrated. May you find comfort in the precious memories shared with Ralph and the love that surrounds you during this time of mourning.
    With love and appreciation. The Sheil Family

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