Obituary of Ralph Shidler
Ralph Junior Shidler, 87, of West Lafayette, IN (formerly of Medaryville, IN) was called to enter the gates of Heaven on Thursday, August 10, 2023. He passed away at the Indiana Veteran’s Home where he had resided for the past 2 ½ years. Ralph was born on April 12, 1936 in Jefferson Township, Pulaski County, IN. He served in the US Army from 1954-1956 and was stationed in Anchorage, AK. Ralph was the owner/operator of Medaryville Hardware/Plumbing & Heating.
He is survived by:
Thomas Michael Shidler, Portland, ME Grandson
Richard “Bick” Shidler, Argos, IN Brother
Numerous Nieces and Nephews
Preceded in death by:
Thomas Paul and Ruth Florence [Biddle] Shidler, Parents
Scott Alan Shidler, Son
Michael Lee Shidler, Son
Thomas N. Shidler, Brother
Garold D. Shidler, Brother
Arnold E. “Jack” Shidler, Brother
John W. Shidler, Brother
Nelson W. Shidler, Brother
Orville R. “Todd” Shidler, Brother
Paul W. Shidler, Brother
Edward L. Shidler, Brother
Donald Shidler, Infant Brother
Wayman L. “Bug” Shidler, Brother
Wanda M. Myers, Sister
Larry D. “Bean” Shidler, Brother
A Graveside Service celebrating the life of Ralph and his late sons, Scott and Michael, will be held at the Indiana Veteran’s Home Cemetery at 1:00 PM EDT Saturday, October 7, 2023 with Pastor Dennis Gutwein officiating.
Burial will take place at the Indiana Veteran’s Home Cemetery located at 3851 N. River Rd. West Lafayette, IN 47906. The American Legion will conduct military graveside services.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Indiana Veteran’s Home Cemetery or Southern Care Hospice.
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Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary.
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In Loving Memory
Thursday, August 10, 2023
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