Ralph H. Stiewe
  • 82 years old
  • Date of birth: Jul 26, 1931
  • Place of birth:
    Berlin, Germany
  • Date of passing: May 1, 2014
  • Place of passing:
    Berlin, Germany
The loving memory of Ralph will be with us forever

Ralph H. Stiewe, Husband, Father, Father-in-law and Grandfather


Wife:  Christiane Stiewe

Son:  Payton Stiewe

Daughter-in-law: Bettina Fischmann Stiewe

Grand Children: Parker Stiewe and Blake Stiewe


Memorial Tributes
This tribute was added by Matthias Theissen on 26th July 2016

"Happy Birthday, Ralph. My whole lifetime year for year I'll remember this day as the beginning of particular great life of an also particular great man. Knewing you was an enrichment for everybody. Meeting you was anytime hearty and interesting. And missing you is such a surreal seeming fact, that my mind it will be never really accept. Today all my minds and warmest feelings are with you and espacially with Christiane. And also with your really fantastic son Payton and his also fabulous family, Bettina, Parker and Blake.
Whereever you'll be now: In any case in the hearts of all of us. Be sure! Matthias"

This tribute was added by Ron Ballenger on 1st May 2016

"Judy and I remember Ralph today and how much we enjoyed being with him and Chris over the years.  Discussions with him about his young years in Berlin and the later years in New York with Life and Time Magazines were stimulating and enjoyable.  Of course the information about KPM was equally so.  We have the KPM Bears in the living room now as we drink a glass of wine and remember Ralph. Great memories and times.  Ron and Judy Ballenger"

This tribute was added by Matthias Theissen on 1st May 2016

"It's a really strange twist of fate, that Christiane (Ralph' wife and my sister) and me just today - May 1, 2016 and on day exactly 2 years after Ralph's death - are sitting together at the bed of our father, waiting of his nearly passing away in next hour's ... only some weeks before his 100th Birthday.
Anyhow today my minds are "wandering" again and again to Ralph, my loved  brother in law and a great model for me of living with human and ethical principles. All my hearty minds in love to Ralph, to Payton and Bettina, Parker and Blake ... and espacially to Ralph's wife, my wonderful sister Christiane.
Matthias Theissen, Überlingen"

This tribute was added by Matthias Theissen on 8th February 2016

"To establish this site as appreciation of your Dad und to invite all of us for leaving loving memories of Ralph shows once again: Really Payton, you are your father's child through and through. As THE and absolutely communicator during his whole lifetime, he would be also proud of you as he would feel the great honour, he get's through this lovely gesture.

My memories of Ralph are also only full of love ... and of great respect. His incredibly knowledge of history and international policy - especially if he told about his own experience during his working for the American Government - was more than imposing every time again.
I knew Ralph since ~1970; at first as partner of my sister Chris, later as her husband and my brother-in-law. I'm very sad, that we lost us out of sight along a lot of years. But all the more I was very glad, that we saw us instead of this much more and a lot of times in his last years of life.

Nearly 2 years ago now he passed, but down to the present day there's no week without the one or other (sometimes only little) reason for me, to remember him.
Nobody must (or somebody can't or won't) share my belief, that's okay: But it's my persuasion that Ralph stays on a wonderful place in peace by God. And in this mind I'll wish you: Be all my loved in Ralph's family also blessed ... my dear Christiane, Payton, Bettina, Parker and Blake.
Thanks for this great site.
(And excuse my English).
Love, Matthias"

This tribute was added by Shajen Smith on 9th May 2014

"I light a candle in thoughts of her Mr. Stiewe ... only briefly, we have come to know us. What you and your wife have done for us, we will never forget...Thank you...they are now free and can fly...Scully und Frau X. Schmidt"

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