Ralph Scharphorn

January 26, 1935 ~
June 6, 2024

Ralph Scharphorn, age 89, of Blendon Township, passed away unexpectedly on Thursday, June 6, 2024. He was preceded in death by his wife, Rosemary; daughter, Lesley; son, Ronald “Ron”; and his siblings, Carl, Neil, Mary, and Don. Ralph is survived by his siblings, Irene, Dave, Jerry, Jim, and Kenny; many nieces, nephews, cousins, extended family and friends. Ralph served in the Michigan National Guard and spent many years as an upholsterer. In his later years, he spent time at his son Ron’s shop, Lake Cycle in Grand Haven, where he would work on motorcycles and spend time with others. Ralph also enjoyed anything dealing with trains or tinkering with his tractors. The burial will be held at Allendale Township Cemetery. Relatives and friends may visit with the family on Tuesday, June 18, from 5-8 p.m. at Matthysse Kuiper DeGraaf Funeral Home, 6651 Scott St., Allendale.

Tuesday, June 18
5:00pm - 8:00pm

MKD - Allendale
6651 Scott St.
Allendale, MI 49401

Phone: (616) 895-4400

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June 18, 2024 12:47pm
Ralph introduced me to the wonderful world of thorobred off road and the small shop owned by dedicated purists who love the sport. My life has been better for it. A lot better. Thank you, sir.

- Glenn Jaffas

June 13, 2024 5:50pm
RALPH was always soft spoken and taught me alot when I worked at Lake Cycle. Enjoyed being around him and the rest of the Lake Cycle gang. You will be missed greatly.


June 12, 2024 2:10pm
The last time I saw Ralph he was in good health and I’m surprised that he has passed. When we were kids, Ralph was the closest sibling to me and we did everything together May you rest in peace.

- David Scharphorn

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