Ralph J. Strunk, age 82 of Sidney, died at 3:45 p.m., Monday, May 6, 2013 at St. Rita’s Medical Center, Lima. He was born January 15, 1931 in Blair Mountain, WV. The son of the late Lewis and Margaret Garland Strunk. On October 22, 1952 he married Bertha June Hilliard, who died April 6, 2005.
Mr. Strunk was a retired machinist with ALCOA in Sidney. He was a U.S. Army Veteran serving in the Korean War. Ralph enjoyed gardening, fishing, and being in the outdoors.
Survivors include a son Allen R. (Tina) Strunk of Wapakoneta; a brother – William Robert Strunk of Sidney and a sister – Ruby (Charles) Wilburn of Sidney.
He was preceded in death by 4 brothers – George, Ernest, Lannace, and James Strunk; 4 sisters – Viola Gibbs, Effie Holloway, Wanda Cotterman, and Shirley Hilliard.
Funeral services will begin 10:00 a.m., Friday, May 10, 2013 at Bayliff & Son Funeral Home, Cridersville. Rev. Tony Klopfenstein will officiate. Burial will follow in Cedar Point Cemetery, Pasco, near Sidney; where military rites will be observed.
The family will receive friends from 2:00 – 4:00 and 6:00 – 8:00 p.m., Thursday at the funeral home.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Auglaize County Humane Society.
Date: Thursday, May 9, 2013
Time: 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm