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Ralph E. Prine PDF Print
Tuesday, November 26, 2013 9:13 PM

Sept. 30, 1957-Nov. 25, 2013

 

Ralph E. Prine, 56, of Delphos, died at 5:55 p.m. Monday at St. Rita’s Medical Center.

He was born Sept. 30, 1957, in Lima to Larry Prine and Betty (Carles) Moser. His father preceded him in death. His mother survives in Findlay.

On March 31, 1980, he married Lucy M. Barnett, who survives in Delphos.

Other survivors include three daughters, Yvonne (Ben) Twining and Lena (Brian) Bailey of Lima and Sarah Prine of Delphos; two sisters, Virginia Christman of Findlay and Patty Prine of Tulsa, Okla.; four brothers, Larry (Sharon) Prine of Howe, Ind., Dennis (Stephanie) Prine and Rodney (Kay) Prine of Lima and Eddie (Becky) Prine of Tulsa; two grandchildren, Colton and Ayden Bailey of Lima; three granddaughters by heart, Skylynn Prine, Dakota Gallaspie and Savannah Gallaspie of Lima; 18 nieces and nephews and 28 great-nieces and nephews; and his stepmother, Mary Prine of Tulsa.

He was also preceded in death by his stepfather, Ron Moser; and a brother, Jay Allen Strunk.

Ralph worked at Army’s Auto Wrecking for more than 30 years as a parts mechanic. He graduated in 1976 from Lima Senior High School. He enjoyed playing golf and bowling and watching the Browns and Ohio State football. He loved spending time with his family and his beloved dog, Libby.

Funeral service will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday at Harter and Schier Funeral Home, Pastor Wayne Prater officiating. Burial will be in Ridge Cemetery.

Friends may call from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. Friday and one hour prior to the service on Saturday at the funeral home.

Preferred memorials are to the family.

 

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