Sunday, July 24, 2011

Sunday's Obituary: Ralph Vernon LeMaster (1922-1996)

Commercial-Review, Portland, Indiana, February 1, 1996, page 14

Ralph V. LeMaster, 73, Elkhart, a native of Portland, died Tuesday evening in the emergency room at Elkhart General Hospital.

He retired from NIPSCO in 1983 after working there for 27 years.

A World War II Army Air Corps veteran, LeMaster was a member of the Grace Bible Church.

Born May 2, 1922, in Portland, he was married Dec. 16, 1942 to Donnabel Fields, who survives.

Surviving besides his wife are three sons, R. Vernon LeMaster, Greenville, S.C., Robert and Jeff LeMaster, both of Elkhart; one sister, Doris Shaneyfelt, Portland; one brother, Dale LeMaster, Springfield, Mass.; nine grandchildren; and one great-granddaughter.

Services are set for 11 a.m. Saturday at the Westbrook-Metz and Clouse Funeral Home, Elkhart, with Rev. Mike Fisher officiating.  Burial will be in Sugar Grove Cemetery with military graveside services.

Friends may call at the funeral home from 2 to 4 p.m. and 7 to 9 p.m. Friday.

Memorials may be made to the Grace Bible Church.

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