Canoe Guru

 

We remember Ralph Frese, who died yesterday at the age of 86.  Frese built hundreds of canoes by hand -- including giant ones to cross Lake Michigan.  We take another look at Jay Shefsky's profile of the legendary Illinois paddler on Chicago Tonight at 7:00pm.

Services for Ralph Frese will be held at Simkins Funeral Home in Morton Grove, (6251 Dempster Street  Morton Grove, IL 60053) Thursday December 13th. Visitation is from 3pm - 8pm and the service begins at 8pm. Donations in leiu of flowers will go to a Foundation yet to be set up.

Watch a video honoring Ralph's life below.