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RALSTON, Clarence 1921-1976

RALSTON, ABELS

Posted By: Tammy (email)
Date: 9/22/2013 at 11:55:11

Clarence Ralston Rites Wednesday

Clarence Ralston, 55, of Grundy Center died at the Veteran's Administration Hospital at Fayetteville, Arkansas Sunday morning, October 3, 1976 from an apparent heart attack. He had been a patient there for two weeks.

Funeral services were held Wednesday at 1:30 in the First Presbyterian Church in Grundy Center with Rev. Douglas Kelly officiating, assisted by Rev. Wiert Eekhoff. Mrs. Raymond Appel played selected organ numbers for the prelude and postlude. Floyd Rouse and George Hauser were ushers. Floral attendants were Mrs. Ernest Blythe and Mrs. Marvin DeVries. Pall bearers were Stanley Bockes, Carroll and Wallace Freed, Ross Sharp, Robert Roozen, and James Levisay. Jack Westerman, Tom Teasdale, L. C. Pike and Keith Myers provided cars for the family. Burial was in the Alice cemetery southwest of Grundy Center. A memorial fund has been established.

Clarence was born March 30, 1921 in Grundy Center, Iowa, the son of Clayton and Ella Abels Ralston. He graduated from the Grundy Center high school in 1938, then started farming with his father. After serving in the army during World War II he returned to farming until 1949 when he entered sales retail work. He lived in Parkersburg for 10 years, then 4 years in Garner, returning to Grundy Center in 1969. He had spent the past two months at Eureka Springs, Ark.

He was preceded in death by his father, one brother and one sister. Survivors are his mother, Mrs. Ella Ralston of Morrison, two daughters, Mrs. Craig (Sheri) Weaver of Garner, and Mrs. Dennis (Shelly) Westerman of Grundy Center, two sons, Scott and Steve, both students at Iowa State University in Ames, one sister, Mrs. Layton (Carolyn) Henry of Virginia Beach, Va., one brother, Maurell of Lincoln, and three grandchildren.

The Engelkes-Abels funeral Home was in charge.

--newspaper clipping, source unknown


 

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