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Ralph ShowalterRalph A. Showalter, 82, of Richmond, formerly of Fountain City, passed away on Thursday, January 28.
He was born in Lynn, Indiana on September 3, 1933 to Donald R. and Catherine M. Corder Showalter.
Mr. Showalter was a longtime resident of Fountain City and was a 1950 graduate of Fountain City High School. He served many years as commissioner of Fountain City Little League, willingly helping out wherever there was a need. He enjoyed watching his sons play basketball as they grew up and continued to focus on his family throughout his life. He served as a Reserve Deputy with the Wayne County Sheriffâs Dept. for over 20 years and was a member of Whitewater Masonic Lodge.
Mr. Showalter will be missed by his wife of 65 years, the former Barbara Campbell; sons & daughters-in-law, Dave & Cathy Showalter and Mike & Karen Showalter; grandchildren, David Robert Showalter and his wife, Nikki; Krista Barnett and her husband, Brandon; and Aimee Pasquier and her husband, Pete; seven great-grandchildren; sister & brother-in-law, Phyllis & Jim Saylor.
Private visitation will be held for Mr. Showalter.
Memorial contributions may be sent to the Fountain City Recreation Association, c/o PO Box 14, Fountain City, IN 47341.
Sorry to hear about Ralph. I went to school with Dave ,Cathy and Mike. Ralph
worked with my cousins on the Sheriffs Department. My condolences to all of you, sincerely Don Wolfal
Don Wolfal Mar 9 2016 12:00 AM
To Barbara, Mike and Karen,
so sorry for your loss.
Your former neighbor, Barb Bechtel
Barbara bechtel Jan 31 2016 12:00 AM
mike and karen i was so saddened to see that mike's father had passed
away... i know he meant so much to both of you... you will be in my
thoughts and prayers... love to both of you, please watch over your
mother... sincerely carol
carol a. dils ladd Jan 31 2016 12:00 AM
Barbara, Mike and family,
We are so very sorry for your loss. I had the pleasure of working with Ralph at Imperial/Quanex for many years. He part ran for us, always seem to know what we needed before we did. Ralph took very good care of all in the Maintenance Dept. Loved to talk about his family. I also knew Ralph through my Father, Robert. Before Dads passing Kelly and I would always run into Ralph and Barb at Meijer, he would always ask "how is pop doing"
I learned some valuable insight from Ralph.
Again, so very sorry for your loss.
Randy, Kelly Redmond
Randy Redmond Jan 30 2016 12:00 AM
To Barbara and Family. Please accept our sincere sympathy. It was good to see both of you last summer at Tudor's picnic. Our friendship goes back so many years even though we haven't kept in touch. You are in our prayers.
Les and Shirley Wise Jan 30 2016 12:00 AM
Mike & Karen, so sorry for your lose our prayers are with you.
Clarence & Joyce Titus Jan 30 2016 12:00 AM
Sorry to hear of Ralph's death. I would have liked to see you Barb and also Phyllis but i can understand wanting a private service too. I will be thinking of you all at this difficult time.
Norma (Himelick) Wright Jan 29 2016 12:00 AM
Barbara, I was so sorry to hear about Ralph's passing. He will be missed by all. My thought & prays are with you & your family at this time of sorrow.
Charma J. Showalter Jan 29 2016 12:00 AM
Barbara & family:
Michael Showalter sent me the sad news about Ralph. I have good memories of living in Ft. City & Williamsburg. Ralph was always so friendly and I am sure he will be missed. Just wanted to send my sympathy and pray you can find peace in the days ahead.
Diane Showalter Verellen Anderson, SC
Diane Showalter Verellen Jan 29 2016 12:00 AM
I am so very sorry for your loss, I met you and Ralph for the first time last summer while out for a walk in the neighborhood with my daughter, and you were both so kind and took time out of your day just to stop and talk with us, it truly meant a lot to me that you did that. I wish I didn't know the journey you and your family are about to embark on, but unfortunately I do all too well. You all have my deepest condolences and prayers during this most difficult time.
Ashley Hutchings Jan 29 2016 12:00 AM