Ralph John Mattingly

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April 28, 1950 - July 5, 2021
Born in St. Louis, MO
Resided in St. Peters, MO

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Ralph John Mattingly, of Saint Peters, MO, passed away Monday, July 5, 2021 at the age of 71. Cherished son of the late Ralph George and Virginia A. Mattingly (nee Richter); beloved husband of Susanna Mattingly; devoted father of Marilyn (Justin) Ferguson of St. Charles, MO, Jason Mattingly of Ironton, MO, and Christina (Patrick) Murphy of Ames, IA; and cherished grandfather of Raegan Murphy and Mitchell Murphy. Ralph was also a brother to Carol (Tom) McElroy of Ballwin, MO, Jim (Jo) Swearengin and Patti (Ernie) Hamilton of Springfield, MO.  He was a beloved uncle, cousin and a friend to many.

Ralph proudly and honorably served in the United States Navy. He dedicated 31 years as a mechanic to McDonnell Douglas and then Boeing. After retirement, Ralph enjoyed travelling and spending time with his wife, family and friends. His family had a lifelong tradition for the love of being on the water which he instilled in his family and Ralph created many friends and memories on the river. Ralph enjoyed pulling his children and then grandchildren tubing and was an avid navigator that could dock any boat with only an inch to spare. He was a member of Two Rivers Boat Club, The Elks Lodge and St. Cletus Catholic Church. Ralph was a kind and compassionate man who was dearly loved and will be greatly missed by all who knew him.

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made in Ralph’s name to Village of Blue Rose and Special Olympics.

A memorial service is to be held. Please check back to the Baue website for more information.


Guestbook Entries

  1. Marilyn Richter July 7, 2021 at 1:36 pm - Reply

    Such a great person. Always happy. My prayers are with the family.

  2. Kelley Rea-Murphy July 7, 2021 at 1:38 pm - Reply

    May God Bless you all as he welcomes his newest Angel. Ralph was a sweet man and a wonderful friend to our family.

  3. Shelly Richter-Tebbe July 7, 2021 at 2:52 pm - Reply

    May God’s peace and comfort be with you during this difficult time.

    • Sue Abel, Raymond, and Beverly July 7, 2021 at 10:56 pm - Reply

      It had been many years since I had seen Ralph and Sue and I was pleased to get a Facebook friend request from Ralph after having joined about 2 years ago. It was good to reconnect. We share(d) the same values in our country, life, liberty, and in our Heavenly faith and father. God bless you, Sue and Family, and welcome Ralph into your heavenly kingdom.

  4. Joy July 7, 2021 at 3:44 pm - Reply

    candle 8Keeping everyone in our thoughts and prayers!

  5. Judy Driscoll July 7, 2021 at 4:14 pm - Reply

    Sue and family, we are so grateful for the wonderful times we had with you and your family on the Mighty Mississippi. Thanks for the memories; may the many memories you have of Ralph help heal your heart. You all remain in our prayers. In peace, Judy & Mike Driscoll

  6. Patricia Veal July 7, 2021 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    candle 7Ralph always had a happy heart and will be missed. We will cherish the times we were able to spend time together. The family is in our prayers. Love from your Pensacola family. Patty & Madelyn Veal

    • Cheryl Neal July 8, 2021 at 8:41 pm - Reply

      So sorry to hear of Ralph’s passing. We had some really great times on E Dock at Two Rivers Marina. He was always kind and cheerful and I was always so grateful for his help on our houseboat. Please accept my deepest sympathy.

  7. Nancee & Ed July 7, 2021 at 8:40 pm - Reply

    It has been an honor and a pleasure know Ralph. We have had many great times with he and Susie. He will be dearly missed. So thankful we were able to visit him and Susie just last month. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. We love you guys. RIP Ricco

  8. pam fuller July 8, 2021 at 7:42 am - Reply

    The Fuller family has nothing but good memories of Ralph. We will miss you my friend

  9. sharry slaughtrt July 8, 2021 at 8:49 am - Reply

    Had many good times with Ralph and family while boating on the Mississippi.

  10. Norman Seithel July 8, 2021 at 1:43 pm - Reply

    I was very proud to be a friend and teammate of Ralph at Boeing Aircraft. Remember going on the house boat up to the sand bar and the BBQ and yes he was a very good pilot on that big boat and chef. Thoughts and prayers to family.

  11. Dave and Joyce King July 8, 2021 at 2:40 pm - Reply

    Ralph was a good and kind person. He will be missed. Susie our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.

  12. Dan & Denise Carroll July 9, 2021 at 4:55 am - Reply

    Ralph was a kind man and will be missed by many. We have such great memories and are grateful for the time we had getting to know him and his family. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.

  13. Linda Thomas July 9, 2021 at 10:31 am - Reply

    candle 8So very sorry to learn of Ralph’s passing. He was such a lovely man – – and we shared a lot of laughs when I was in the family. My deepest condolences to Suzie and all of the kids and grandkids. He is gone much too soon.

  14. Buz Ahner July 9, 2021 at 2:24 pm - Reply

    Eight years ago I moved into a mold contaminated apartment. I was so sick and on death’s door. My cousin Ralph, flew to FL and rented a van. He took me to his home in St. Louis to get well. I would be dead today if not for him. I owe him a debt that I can never repay. Ralph was really a super person.

  15. Lorraine Judd July 10, 2021 at 1:24 pm - Reply

    So very sad to hear of Ralph’s passing. He was a giant of a man in every way. He loved life, his family, friends and especially his Two Rivers Marina Family. That is where me met him and never will forget all the wonderful times we shared with Ralph, Susan, Marilyn,Christina and Jason. Our deepest condolences to Susie, all the kids, grandkids and family. He will always be in our hearts and minds.

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