Ralph C. Wackrow, 79, of Plainfield and formerly of Brookfield, died March 25, 2011, at Rush Copley Medical Center.

Mr. Wackrow was born in Chicago on Jan. 8., 1932, to Arnold and Anna Wackrow, one of seven children in the family.

He was preceded in death by his parents and by his siblings, Margaret Sowinski and Richard (Harriett) Wackrow. He is survived by his sisters, Florence Slezak, Janet (Chester) Luby and Ida Ray, and his brother, Arnold Wackrow, of Riverside.

A funeral service was held March 28 at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Brookfield, followed by interment at Glen Oak Cemetery in Hillside.

Hitzeman Funeral Home, Brookfield, handled arrangements.