Ralph Alt, 89, of Merrillville, IN passed away Friday, February 2, 2018 at Journey Senior Living Center in Merrillville, IN. Ralph was born April 8, 1928 in St. Louis MO, the son of Lester and Laura nee Schmich Alt. He is survived by his children Rich (Debra) Alt of Homewood, IL, Gary (Cheryl) Alt of Seattle, WA and Lori (Don) Ehrenhaft of North Point, FL. He is also survived by his grandchildren Karen, Justin, Ashley, Dennis, Victoria, Matthew, David and Amy. Great grandchildren Christian, Lucas and Mila also survive Ralph. He was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Beecher, IL for which he was very dedicated. He was passionate about American history, served in the United States Merchant Marines, US Army and was a member of the local VFW. Visitation will be held Tuesday February 6, 2018 from 10:00 a.m. - Noon at Zion Lutheran Church in Beecher. Funeral services will also be conducted Tuesday February 6, 2018 at Noon at Zion Lutheran Church. Rev. Ron Rock will officiate. Interment will be at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.