Ralph was born and raised in Verona Missouri. He graduated from high school in 1960, and shortly thereafter married Ruth Stockton.
Their 40 years of marriage have been spent on their farm just out side Verona. Their daughter Donna, and her husband Darin Stone operate
a large diary farm. Donna is also the cashier for McKnight Auction Company. Darin and Donna have 3 children, Derica, Dayla, and Dustin.
Robert, their son, is director of marketing for Brinkmann Inc. He, along with his wife Debbie, and children Zach and Shannon, reside in
Rogers, Arkansas. Ralph is a devoted family man. He is a wonderful father and grandfather. Ralph's hobbies include fishing and whatever
the grandkids are involved in. Ralph began his auctioning career in 1969 as clerk. He attended Reisch Auction College in Mason City, Iowa and
graduated in March, 1971. Since that time, he has held many auctions all over South West Missouri. As a life long resident of this area, he has
a well known reputation for his honesty and integrity. He goes above and beyond the call of duty to provide his clients with the best service