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Ralph J. Strunk

August 23. 2013 12:23PM
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Ralph J. Strunk, 82, died at 3:45 p.m. May 6, 2013, at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

He was born Jan. 15, 1931, in Blair Mountain, W.Va., the son of the late Lewis and Margaret Garland Strunk. On Oct. 22, 1952, he married Bertha June Hilliard, who died April 6, 2005.

Mr. Strunk was a retired machinist with ALCOA, Sidney. He was an Army veteran serving in the Korean War. Ralph enjoyed gardening, fishing and being in the outdoors.

Survivors include a son, Allen R. (Tina) Strunk, of Wapakoneta; a brother, William Robert Strunk, of Sidney; and a sister, Ruby (Charles) Wilburn, of Sidney.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, George, Ernest, Lannace and James Strunk; and four sisters, Viola Gibbs, Effie Holloway, Wanda Cotterman and Shirley Hilliard.

Funeral services will begin 10 a.m. Friday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. The Rev. Tony Klopenstein will officiate. Burial will be in Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco, near Sidney, where military rites will be observed.

The family will receive friends from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Auglaize County Humane Society.

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Ralph J. Strunk

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