Ralph B. Ansell, 85, of North Riverside, died Aug. 19, 2012 at his home.

Born April 1, 1927 in Fairchance, Pa., Mr. Ansell was a U.S. Navy Veteran. He was also the owner of Rosemary’s Draperies in Westmont.

He was the husband of Rosemary Ansell (nee Kilb); the father of Butch (Cindy) Ansell, Kay Young, Bill Nohr and Pam (Sam) Hetrick; the grandfather of Lisa (John) Kolb and Bill Karounos; the great-grandfather of Danielle Kolb, Matthew Karounos, Julia Karounos and Evan Karounos; and the uncle to many.

A funeral service was held Aug. 20 at Kuratko-Nosek Funeral Home in North riverside, followed by interment at Mount Emblem Cemetery in Elmhurst.

Memorial donations are appreciated to the American Cancer Society, 7234 Ogden Ave., Suite 3 South, Riverside, Ill. 60546.