Ralph Shidler

Obituary of Ralph Shidler

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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.


Online Tributes may be offered at www.frainmortuary.com.


Cremation Arrangements have been entrusted to Frain Mortuary.


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Graveside Service

1:00 pm
Saturday, October 7, 2023
Indiana Veteran's Home Cemetery
3851 N. River Rd.
West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
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Ralph Shidler

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Thursday, August 10, 2023

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