Ralph Dellinger


Ralph Dellinger, 84, of Defiance, passed away on Monday, February 11, 2013.

He was born on February 7, 1929, to William and Lillie Dellinger in Lima, Ohio. On March 27, 1950, he married Patricia Ann McGue, and she passed away on May 28, 1974.

Ralph was a member of Defiance Church of Christ. He was retired from Dana-Weatherhead in Antwerp, Ohio. He was an Ohio State football fan, an avid Cleveland Browns fan and he loved to travel with his family and grandkids.

Ralph is survived by his daughters, Vicki Lynn Dotson of Defiance, Kathy Diane (David) Metz of Defiance; grandchildren, Adam (Mary Beth) Metz of Columbus, Abbey (Jason) Raike of Toledo and Andrew (Sandra) Metz of Napoleon; great-grandchildren, Clark, Clementine and Cecilia Metz, Austin and Dylan Raike and David and Clayton Ellis.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; daughter, Pamela Dellinger; brother, Earl Dellinger; and a sister, Edith Brown.

Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. Thursday, February 14, 2013, at Hanenkrath-Clevenger-Schaffer Funeral Home, Defiance, with Ministers Adam Metz and Bob Sheppard officiating. Burial will follow in Riverview Memory Gardens. Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.

The family requests memorials be made to Friends of Felines or to a charity of the donor's choice. Online condolences can be given at www.HCSFuneralHome.com.

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