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Ralph Howard Bigelow

July 23, 1948 — November 1, 2023



Ralph Howard Bigelow, 75, of Livonia, Michigan, passed away on November, 1, 2023. 

Ralph was born in Catskill, New York on July 23, 1948 to Ralph and Helen Bigelow. Ralph attended Ichabod Crane High School in New York, and later attended Madonna University in Michigan. 

The son of a WWII U.S. Navy sailor, Ralph also enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served during the Vietnam War aboard the USS Intrepid and with the Mobile Riverine Force in the Mekong Delta. 

Ralph worked as lineman for Detroit Edison where he would later retire. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, riding motorcycles, and most all he enjoyed spending time with friends and family.  

Ralph was a proud member of the VFW #9885, MRFA, VVA #387, IBEW,  Masons #112, The American Legion #0396, and AMVETS MO-MAL just to name a few organizations. 

Ralph is survived by his children: Michelle Moulton, and Ralph "Bud" Bigelow and wife Jessica, grandchildren: Natalie and Whitney Bigelow, brother: Clinton, sister: Anita, and so so many wonderful friends.

Ralph's memorial will be held on November 8, 2023 from 5:00PM-8:00PM at Manns Family Funeral Home in Livonia, MI.

In lieu of flowers, please make memorial donations in memory of Ralph to the:

Mobile Riverine Force Association.

P.O. Box 271

Lake Villa, IL 60046

Please make checks payable to the Mobile Riverine Force Association, all funds will be used in the production of the MRF documentary that will air on PBS.

To order memorial trees or send flowers to the family in memory of Ralph Howard Bigelow, please visit our flower store.

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