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Ralph N. Withrich

August 18, 1927 ~ September 21, 2018 (age 91)

DALTON - Ralph N. Withrich, age 91, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 21, 2018 at Shady Lawn Nursing home after a short period of declining health.

Born on August 18, 1927 in Marshallville, OH to the late Louis and Anna (Graber) Withrich, Ralph was a lifelong resident of Dalton and spent his entire life working on the family farm.  He farmed with his brother Alvin until 1997, and then he farmed alongside his nephew Keith until last year.  Ralph knew nothing short of a hard day’s work. He enjoyed working on his John Deere equipment, going out to eat with family and friends, and taking drives in his Cadillac.  He had a passion and commitment to his land, love for his family and community, and a strong faith in his Lord.  Ralph's love for life, simple living, and sense of humor, as well as words of advice and wisdom, will be remembered and passed on for generations to come.

Preceded in death by his sister, Mildred Straub, he is survived by his brother, Alvin Withrich of Dalton; sisters, Elizabeth “Beth” (Bob) Sprunger of Dalton, Eleanor “Barb” (Bob) Wright of Winnetka, CA, Martha Herndon of Ft. Pierce, FL, Nancy Davis of Granbury, TX; many nieces, nephews, and their families.

Funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 11 a.m. at Cornerstone Community Church, 18600 Davis Road, Dalton OH 44618 with Pastor Tim Hull officiating.  Burial will take place at Dalton Cemetery.  Friends and family may call on Tuesday evening from 6 to 8 p.m. at Cornerstone Community Church and one hour prior to service time.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Ohio's Hospice LifeCare, 1900 Akron Road, Wooster OH 44691 or Cornerstone Community Church.  Online obituary and guest registry are available at

(Zak-Thacker & Monbarren, 330-828-2536)



Donations may be made to:

Cornerstone Community Church
18600 Davis Rd., Dalton OH 44618

LifeCare Hospice
1900 Akron Rd., Wooster OH 44691

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