Ralph H. Whetsel age 57, of Elida died 6:25 a.m. March 9 at St. Rita’s Medical Center from extended illnesses. He was born June 6, 1958 to the late George and Mary Snader Whetsel. He married Cathy Hooker June 20, 1992 and she survives in Elida.
Ralph had been black belt certified for Six Sigma and had used that for quality control while he worked for Johnson Control. He enjoyed going to car shows and working on is 23 Ford hotrod. He truely loved his pets and working on the fish pond.
Additional survivors include brothers: Ron (Cheryl) Whetsel of Sumpter, SC and George “Butch” Whetsel of PA; sisters Kathy Parmer of Lititz, PA and Pat Gourley of PA and several nieces and nephews; Mother-in-law Steve & Pat Davis of Lima, Mother-in-law Ethel Davis of Lima, in-laws: Gina (Ryan) Waltz of Phoenix, AR, Steve Davis of Sidney, Tim (Sheri) Davis of Lima, Traci Sutten of North Carolina, Jeff Davis of Lima, Jeremy Davis of Lima, Lisa Davis of Lima, Ellen (Bil) Johnson of Beattysville, KY David (Elaine) Davis of Palmyra. PA and Patty Hooker of Las Vegas, NV and best Friends Tom (Brenda) Winkler of Lima.
He was preceded in death by a sister Sally (Ron) Bucher and brother-in-law Michael (Ozzie) Davis.
The family will recieve friends 3-7 p.m. Friday at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville with the funeral service following at 7 with Pastor Jim Neighbors officiating. Burial will be at a later date in Memorial Park Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions may be given to the Allen County Humane Society.
Date: Friday, March 11, 2016
Time: 3:00 pm - 7:00 pm