Saturday, January 20, 2024

Ralph Wesley Chamberlain Jr.

Ralph Wesley Chamberlain Jr. was born on November 28, 1941 to the late Ralph and Luella (Brock) Chamberlain Sr. The family started out in New Hudson and then moved to Webberville when Ralph Jr. was a young boy. Ralph Jr. was the oldest of six.

He graduated from Webberville High School where he married his high school sweetheart, Linda (Baughan) Chamberlain.

In 1964, Ralph started working at General Motors as a line repairman for side windows and door locks. Then working at Fisher Body as a booth cleaner. Ralph was most proud of working in the Powerhouse as a repairman, this is a skilled trade job that required him attending Lansing Community College. Ralph did say that if he knew that he could have been a repairman he would have love to do this job from the beginning of his career. Ralph loved working 3rd shift and made many friends through the years.

While working in Lansing, Ralph pursued his true love and that was livestock and crop farming.

Ralph Wesley Chamberlain Jr., age 82, passed away peacefully in the morning of Friday, January 12, 2024 at Independence Village of East Lansing while in care with Haven of Rest staff.

Ralph leaves behind his wife of 62 years, Linda (Baughan); his three children, Ralph Chamberlain III and his wife Annette, Teresa and her husband Michael Toth, and Floyd Chamberlain and his friend Jacquelyn Bullen; grandchildren, Brooke Tate (Thomas), Lindsey Latta (Michael), Eric Toth, Presley Chamberlain, Parker Chamberlain (Sierra); great-grandchildren, Nathan Densmore, Bristol Densmore, Ethan Latta, Virginia Densmore, Kendall Latta, Corbin Leavine, Wesley Tate, Blakeleigh Chamberlain, Henry Tate, and Cora Tate.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Edward, and a granddaughter Heather Toth.

Visitation was held on Wednesday, January 17, 2024, 10-11:00am at Gorsline Runciman Funeral Homes in Williamston. A funeral service took place directly following the visitation. Ralph was to rest at Rowley Cemetery.

The family held a luncheon recetion afterwards at Ingham County Medical Care Facility in Okemos where those attending the memeorial shared stories and memories of Ralph.

Memorial donations may be made to Webberville FFA. 

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