Landscapes 03

Ralph M. Johnson

May 11, 1931 ~ November 7, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Ralph Johnson Obituary

Ralph M. Johnson of Niles passed away on Tuesday, November 7, 2023, in his residence, surrounded by his loving and rambunctious family. He was 92.

Ralph was born on May 11, 1931, in McKinley Heights, the son of the late John W. and Lillian L. Proutt Johnson.

He was a graduate of Niles High School and retired from US Can. He married  Shirlee L. Grafton on June 5, 1954; she passed away on December 23, 2016, after 62 years of marriage.

Ralph was a member of St. Luke's Episcopal Church. He was infamous for being ornery, and he excelled at it.   His favorite pastime was spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, often attending their school and sporting events. Time with his family was his greatest joy.

Ralph is survived by his 3 children, Lisa (Douglas) Ball, Chad (Melissa) Johnson, and Craig (Allison) Johnson; his grandchildren, Jennifer, Douglas Jr., Caleb, Scott, and Emily; and his great-grandchildren, Ryan, Jillian, Sierra, Jaycen, and Mason.

In addition to his parents and wife, Ralph was preceded in death by his grandson and partner in crime, Michael Ball.

Friends and family may view the obituary and send condolences by visiting

At Ralph’s request, there will be no "dog and pony show".

Arrangements have been entrusted to the Wm Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services.

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Ralph M. Johnson, please visit our floral store.

Friends and family have shared their relationship to show their support.
How do you know Ralph M. Johnson?
We are sorry for your loss.
Help others honor Ralph's memory.


You can still show your support by sending flowers directly to the family, or by planting a memorial tree in the memory of Ralph M. Johnson

© 2023 WM Nicholas Funeral Home & Cremation Services LLC. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility