Ralph Krieger, 88
Posted on February 12, 2013
The father of a Bluffton woman, Ralph H. Krieger, Jr., 88, of Delta, Ohio, passed from this life on Monday, Feb. 11, 2013, at the Swanton Health Care and Retirement Center with his family at his side.
Born Dec. 10, 1924, to Ralph H. Sr. and Margaret (Andrew-Britegam) Krieger in Swanton, Ohio, he married Leona M. Vincent Sept. 20, 1947; she preceded him to glory on Jan. 6, 2001.
Ralph had been a milk hauler for the former Pet Milk Co. in Delta and the former Babcock Dairy in Toledo until 1975. He then became the transportation supervisor for Pike-Delta-York Schools, retiring in 1986. Ralph had also served on the Delta Police Department. In retirement he operated a small dump truck business and continued the family farm. He was a World War II veteran and a member of Crossroads Evangelical Church in Wauseon, Ohio.
Survivors include two sons, Donald (Nancy) of Wauseon and Robert (Jean) of Remus, Mich.; three daughters, Sharlene (Ken) Honegger of Bluffton, Nita (Mike) Krueger of Liberty Center, Ohio, and Nadine (John) Herring of Wauseon, Ohio; 16 grandchildren, 34 great-grandchildren, two step-grandchildren, three step-great-grandchildren; a sister, Bernadine Overmyer; and special friend, Donna Mae Schaffner.
Visitation will be held from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Feb. 13, in the Chapel at Crossroads Evangelical Church. A celebration of Ralph’s life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel at Crossroads Evangelical Church., with Pastor Tyler Quillett officiating. Interment will be held prior to the service at Dutch Ridge Cemetery near Delta at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.
The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Crossroads Evangelical Church, Odyssey Hospice, or a charity of the donor’s choice.
Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.grisierfh.com.
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