Ralph H. Albinson
Minnesota Funeral Director Ralph H. Albinson, father of Minnesota Funeral Directors Jim Albinson and Dan Albinson, age 88 years, 11 months and 15 days, of Golden Valley Minnesota, went home to be with the Lord early Saturday morning, September 30, 2017.
He was a longtime resident of Minneapolis, Golden Valley and then Plymouth, Minnesota. He later returned to Golden Valley and resided at the Covenant Village Retirement Community.
Ralph was a United States Air Force veteran who served his country as a navigator and racked up 75 combat missions in a DC3 transport flying over the front lines in Korea dropping flares at night.
Ralph was a man of faith and adventure. He loved God's creation and the outdoors and he loved serving all people. The record of his life is filled with adventure, service and love.
You may know Ralph by his work and association with his family funeral business, Albin Chapel, or his volunteer and leadership efforts in Boy Scouts, Adventurous Christians, Wheaton College Alumni Association, Minnehaha Academy Alumni Association, Hospitality House, Christian Business Men's Committee, The Minneapolis Athletic Club, Mission Inc. board of directors, Trail West Village in Buena Vista Colorado, Covenant Village of Golden Valley Management Advisory Committee, and First Covenant Church in Minneapolis where he was truly a life-long member.
Preceded in death by his parents, Paul and Marguerite, daughter-in-law Ann Thomsen Albinson and brother-in-law Rev. William Carleton.
Ralph is survived by his wife of 65 years and the love of his life Margaret "Margy", Children, James Albinson (Marita), Thomas Albinson (Donna), Daniel Albinson (Carla), Grandchildren, Lisa Albinson (Heather), Carrie Bosmans (Steve), Sarah Nelson (John Mark), Drew Albinson, Ava Albinson, Aaron Albinson, Brother Jack Albinson, Sisters-in-law, Marie Albinson and Pat Carleton, many nieces, nephews other family and friends.