Kudela, Raphael M. "Ralph" Age 81, of Mankato, died Saturday, November 11. Memorial Service 11 a.m., Friday, November 17, at All Saints Catholic Church, Madison Lake. Visitation 9:30-11 a.m. at church. Interment in Calvary Cemetery, Mankato. Memorials preferred to the Dept. of Special Education at Minnesota State UniversityMankato, American Diabetes Association, or All Saints Catholic Church. Ralph was born November 2, 1936, in Wilkes-Barre, PA. He earned his PhD. in Education Psychology from the University of Minnesota in 1974. Ralph was a Professor of Special Education at Minnesota State UniversityMankato from 1971-1999. He is survived by his wife, Mary Lou Kudela; children, Cecile Kudela, Raphael (Sarah) Kudela Jr., and Katherine (Patrick) Hiltner; grandchildren, Eleanor Kudela and Robert Kudela; sisters, Emilie (Bert Prohaska) Kudela and Mary Jo (Casimer) Ostapovicz; brothers-in-law, Mark (Patricia) Gallagher and John J. (Phyllis) Gallagher; also several nieces and nephews; and a close friend, Gerald Schneck. www.mankatomortuary.com