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Ralph E. Byers, 84, Camden, passed away Friday April 28, 2017, at Memorial Hospital in Logansport.
Born Nov. 26, 1932, in Cass County, Ralph was the son to the late Fred and LaVera (Stroble) Byers.
On June 30, 1957 in the Indian Creek Church near Royal Center, he married Etta Mae Swank, who survives.
Ralph retired from Small Parts after 20 years of service. He had also worked at Watson's Service Station, Todd's Appliance, Excel Auto Parts and Jackson Kitchel. Ralph was better known for his part-time work on lawn mowers and small engines. He was a longtime member and Past Master of Mt. Zion Masonic Lodge 211, a member of United Commercial Travelers and member of the Faith Lutheran Church.
Surviving along with his wife are three daughters, Vicki (Steve) Anderson, Frankfort; Judy (Anthony) New, Fort Wayne; Linda (Dave) Ritchie, St. Louis, Missouri; brother, Richard Byers, Royal Center; sister, Barbara Nelson, Eugene, Oregon; six grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
One brother, Daniel J. Byers, one sister, Carolyn Tomlinson, two half-sisters, Frieda Cohee and Thelma Corn, and one half-brother, Bill Mattix, have preceded him in death.
A Celebration of Life will be 1 p.m. Tuesday, May 2, in Gundrum Funeral Home with Pastor Marissa Harrison officiating. Burial will follow in Rock Creek Cemetery near Logansport.
Visiting hours will be from 11 a.m. until the time of the service Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Faith Lutheran Church, Riley Hospital for Children, Diabetes Foundation or your favorite charity.
You may sign the guestbook and send online condolences at www.gundrumcares.com
Arrangements have been trusted to Gundrum Funeral Home and Crematory.
Published on April 28, 2017
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