Ralph Krieger Jr.


DELTA -- Ralph H. Krieger Jr., 88, of Delta, Ohio, passed from this life on Monday, February 11, 2013, at the Swanton Health Care and Retirement Center, with his family at his side.

Ralph was born on December 10, 1924, to Ralph H. Sr. and Margaret (Andrew-Britegam) Krieger at Swanton, Ohio. On September 20, 1947, he married Leona M. Vincent, who preceded him to glory on January 6, 2001. To that union were born five children, sons, Donald (Nancy) of Wauseon and Robert (Jean) of Remus, Mich.; daughters, Sharlene (Ken) Honegger of Bluffton, Ind., Nita (Mike) Krueger of Liberty Center, Ohio, and Nadine (John) Herring of Wauseon. Also surviving are 16 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; two stepgrandchildren; three great-stepgrandchildren; sister, Bernadine Overmyer; and special friend, Donna Mae Schaffner.

Ralph had been a milk hauler for the former Pet Milk Co. in Delta and the former Babcock Dairy in Toledo until 1975. He then became the transportation supervisor for Pike-Delta-York Schools, retiring in 1986. Ralph had also served on the Delta Police Department. In retirement, he operated a small dump truck business and continued the family farm. He was a World War II veteran and a member of Crossroads Evangelical Church in Wauseon.

Visitation will be held from 2-8 p.m. Wednesday, February 13, 2013, in the Chapel at Crossroads Evangelical Church. A celebration of Ralph's life will be held at 11 a.m. Thursday in the Chapel at Crossroads Evangelical Church, with Pastor Tyler Quillett officiating. Interment will be held prior to the service at Dutch Ridge Cemetery, near Delta, at 9:30 a.m. Thursday.

The family requests that memorial contributions be made to Crossroads Evangelical Church, Odyssey Hospice or a charity of the donor's choice. Edgar-Grisier Funeral Home in Wauseon has been entrusted with arrangements. Online condolences may be offered to the family at www.grisierfh.com.

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