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Wayne Napralla

February 18, 1948 — April 3, 2018

Wayne David Napralla, age 70, of Ripon, WI, passed away on Tuesday, April 3, 2018, at Ripon Medical Center with family by his side.

Wayne was born February 18, 1948, in Ripon, WI, the son of Clifford and Elizabeth Napralla. He graduated from Princeton High School and went on to serve our country in the United States Army. In 1967, Wayne married JoAnne Krause at St. John Catholic Church in Princeton. They were married for 50 years and grew up and old together. He worked in various positions at Speed Queen and retired after 37 years. Wayne was a member of the Princeton Sno-Barons, National Turkey Federation and Ducks Unlimited. He was an avid snowmobiler and enjoyed the trails with family and friends. Wayne loved to go duck hunting with his brother and nephew along with the dogs, Boone and Preacher.

Survivors include his wife, JoAnne Napralla of Ripon, WI; his mother, Elizabeth Napralla of Markesan, WI; mother-in-law, Marion Krause of Berlin, WI; one brother, Warren (Kim Mashuda) Napralla of Montello, WI; two sisters, June (Pat) Connor of Neenah, WI and Sharon (Randy) Doughty of Rhinelander, WI; two brothers-in-law, Randy (Karen) Krause of Appleton, WI and Neal (Mary) Krause of Neshkoro, WI; three sisters-in-law, Sandra (Ken) Peschke of Berlin, WI, Kathleen (Rob) Webster of Ripon, WI and Pamela (Jim) Marks of Berlin, WI. He was a fun loving uncle to many nieces, nephews and great nieces and nephews. Wayne was further survived by a special aunt and uncle, James and Jackie Napralla. He was preceded in death by his father, Clifford Napralla; father-in-law, Wayne Krause; sister-in-law, Sharon “Shari” Napralla and nephew, Chad Doughty.

A Celebration of Life for Wayne will be held at a later date.

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