Ralph Pelzer 1895-1974
PELZER, KNEBEL, MCLACHLAN, RUESS, CAVROS, WOMBACHER, RUPPERT
Posted By: Sharon Elijah (email)
Date: 11/14/2022 at 07:50:40
4 April 1974 - The Tipton Conservative
Funeral services for Ralph R. Pelzer, 79, were held at St. Joseph's Catholic church, West Liberty, April 1 with the Rev. Edward O'Hare officiating. Burial was in Mt. Calvary cemetery, West Liberty.
Mr. Pelzer died at his home near Atalissa March 28, following a heart attack.
The son of Vincent and Theresa Wanning Pelzer, he was born in Johnson county, Feb. 9, 1895. He was married to Pauline Knebel at Riverside Sept. 5, 1917.
He farmed in Johnson county then in Cedar county for the past 30 years.
Mr. Pelzer is survived by his wife; 4 sons, Raymond, Atalissa; Paul and Richard, both of Tipton and Donald, West Liberty; 3 daughters, Mrs. Leonard (Eleanor) McLachlan, Iowa City; Mrs. James (Loreta) Ruess, West Liberty and Mrs. Mary Cavros, Cedar Rapids; 31 grandchildren and 3 sisters, Mrs. Irene Wombacher, Parnell; Sabina Pelzer and Mrs. Clarissa Ruppert, both of Iowa City.
He was preceded in death by a son.
Muscatine Obituaries maintained by Lynn McCleary.
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