March 15, 1943 to April 29, 2018

Hilla, Ralph John Jr. Age 75 of Burnsville passed away peacefully on April 29, 2018. Born in Minneapolis. In his youth, he served in the Navy. He was a husband, father, grandfather, engineer, inventor, computer programmer, carpenter, log cabin builder and poetry writer. He was preceded in death by parents Ralph and Isobel, brothers John and Jim. Survived by wife of 50 years Ellen, daughter Andrea (Ryan) Hilla-Custodio, son Tony, Sisters Carol (John) Niesen, Ann (Greg) Hilla, Julie (Dick) Peterson, grandson Tyler Custodio (2) and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews. Visitation will be held at Mary, Mother of the Church, 3333 E. Cliff Road, Burnsville, MN on Saturday, May 12 at 10:00 am. Memorial service will be 11:00 am, reception following. White Funeral Home, Burnsville, 952-894-5080,