Ralph A. Vaske, Sr., 87, passed away Saturday afternoon at his home in Ohio City.
He was born on August 27, 1931, near Landeck the son of the late Joseph J. and Clara A. (Arnold) Vaske. On November 26, 1952, he married the former Mary Ann King who died on September 22, 2018. He was also preceded in death by ten brothers and sisters.
Family survivors include his four children, Ralph Vaske, Jr., of Ohio City, J. Steve (Judy) Vaske of Ohio City, Jo-Lyn (Gary) Krugh of Ohio City and Jean (Mike) Eickholt of Ottoville; fifteen grandchildren, Shay (Devin) Sheets, Darcy Vaske, Wesley (Ann) Vaske, Mike (Arin) Krugh, Katie (Sean) Carey, Carrie (Dan) Yozwiak, Curtis Krugh, Todd Krugh, John Vaske, Alysia Vaske, Jay (Kelly) Vaske, Rachel (Tim) Meyers, Heidi (Kyle) Miller, Elizabeth (Ben) Beaubien, and Brenden (Kristy) Rehm; and twenty-four great grandchildren:
Ralph was a 1949 graduate of Van Wert High School and a member of St. Mary of the Assumption Church. He retired from Ford Motor Company in Lima and was also a carpenter. He and Mary Ann spent many happy hours fishing over the years.
A private mass for the family will be scheduled at a later date.
Preferred memorials are to the Community Health Professionals Hospice.
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