|Ralph John Husmann
October 2, 1925–June 11, 2014
|Ralph Husmann, age 88, died peacefully Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at Jones Regional Medical Center surrounded by his family and friends.
Funeral Services were held 10:00 Monday morning, June 16, 2014 at the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery. Friends called from 2 until 6 Sunday at the Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello. Rev. Ellery Dykeman officiated at the services.
Surviving are his wife of almost 70 years, Doris; two children, Larry (Susan) Husmann, Columbus, Indiana, LuAnn (Richard) Wolken, Monticello; seven grandchildren, Todd (Jennifer) Husmann, Tom Husmann, Christin (Randy) Husmann-Miller, Michael (Teresa) Wolken, Matthew (Pam) Wolken, Melissa Wolken, Brian (fiance, Ali Austin) Wolken; nine great-grandchildren, one great-great-grandchild and a nephew, Nile (Judy) Husmann, Center Junction. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister Dorothy (Raymond) Tuet, and brother, Merle (Pauline) Husmann.
Ralph John Husmann was born October 2, 1925 near Antioch in his family home. He was the son of John and Lillie (Henrichs) Husmann. Ralph attended the Antioch school near Anamosa. He graduated from the Center Junction High School in 1942. Ralph Husmann and Doris Mae Porter were married July 5, 1944 a Wayne Zion Lutheran Church.
Ralph worked as a butter maker at Amber, Springville and Center Junction Cooperative Creameries. He later farmed the family farm near Center Junction. Ralph started working as a salesman for Walnut Grove 4x4 feed in 1954. He retired in 1988 after thirty-four years. He served for thirty years with German Mutual, from 1975-2005 as Director and 1989-2005 as Vice President.
Ralph was a lifelong member of the Wayne Zion Lutheran Church. He was baptized on October 25, 1925 and confirmed his faith on April 6, 1941. Ralph served on many committees at church over the years. He was president of the congregation and chairman of the building committee when the new church was constructed.
Ralph was a good athlete, he played basketball, baseball and softball. He was on the Center Junction High School team that got to the semi-finals of the state tournament. He worked at Wilson Foods in Cedar Rapids for a short time and played on their basketball team in the CR Industrial League. He was a great Hawkeye fan and an avid golfer.
Submitted by: Janet A. Brandt
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