Ralph Ishmael, 21, of Mitchell, died Wednesday, June 3, 2020 in Mitchell. A funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Saturday, June 13 at St. John’s Catholic Church in Wagner. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Arrangements by Bittner Funeral Chapel and Peters Funeral Home.
Ralph Joseph Ishmael was born on December 2, 1998 to Jerry and Maria (Carubio) Ishmael in Bakersfield, CA. Ralph attended grade school in Gayville-Volin, and high school in Irene-Wakonda. After high school, he received the Build Dakota Scholarship, and attended Mitchell Technical Institute for robotic welding.
Ralph worked as a welder at Trail King in Mitchell after he graduated from Mitchell Technical Institute. His recent employment was with New Standard Fabricators in Alexandria.
Ralph loved to hunt, fish and cook in his spare time. He would make the best steaks, and he would always be the last guy on the dock still fishing. He’d go out in the deer stand every day if it meant he could get the trophy buck. He was the kindest and most giving person. Ralph left an amazing and unforgettable impression on every single person he met. He will live on through everyone he has touched emotionally.
Ralph is survived by his parents, Jerry and Maria; sister, Viola.
He is preceded in death by his paternal and maternal grandparents.