Ralph Edward Vavak

Memorial services for longtime Cortez resident Ralph Edward Vavak are pending with Ertel Funeral Home.

Ralph was born Jan. 20, 1928 in Waynes County, Mo. the son of Joseph Franklin and Lucy Hester (Reese) Vavak. He passed away at Southwest Memorial Hospital on Friday, Dec. 20, 2013. Ralph was 85 years old.

Arrangements are being made through Ertel Funeral Home. For further information or to send condolences, log on to www.ertelfuneralhome.com and click on the obituary section.