Ralph C. Studer, age 91, resident of New Washington, Ohio passed away at his home on Sunday, July 5, 2020. He was born on July 4, 1929 in New Washington, Ohio to the late Albert and Dora (Hertzer) Studer and had been a resident of New Washington his entire life.
He was a 1947 graduate of New Washington High School and a member of St. Bernard Catholic Church. He enjoyed fishing, his vegetable garden, which included his special popcorn, growing his mini-orchard, canning and freezing his produce, refinishing furniture, making rosaries for family, playing his harmonicas, and acting as the family barber. His parents owned and operated Uhl Pioneer Hatchery where he worked; he was a former employee of Bremer Aluminum, Plymouth Foundry, Mansfield Brass, C. E. White Company, and retired from Galion Iron Works after 38 years.
He is survived by seven children, Donna (William) Durtschi, David Studer, Thomas (Michele) Studer, Diana Studer, Christina (David) Boehler, Tim (Susan) Studer and Jennifer (Mark) Dornbirer; nineteen grandchildren; numerous great grandchildren; brother, Roger Studer; and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his wife, Elizabeth Ann; a son, Ronald Studer; a daughter, Brenda Studer; three brothers, Jarlath, Edwin and Eugene Studer; and sister, Eva Mahl.
Family and friends are invited to attend Ralph's Mass of Christian Burial on Friday, July 10, 2020 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Bernard Catholic Church in New Washington with Father George W. Mahas officiating. Burial will follow at St. Bernard Catholic Cemetery in New Washington. Memorial contributions can be made to St. Bernard Catholic Church or Avita Home, Health and Hospice of Galion. Online condolences may be made to the family by visiting www.secorfuneralhomes.com.
Jim and Marlene Henry - Jul 28, 2020
We did not know of Ralph's passing until seeing this page. Please accept our sympathy. No matter the age, there is always an ache in the heart. Good memories always help ease the ache. No doubt there are many.
Trish (Studer) Posadny - Jul 14, 2020
Dear Studer Cousins,
So sorry to hear about Uncle Ralph's passing. Uncle Ralph was always such a sweet and gentle man. He will be dearly missed. He was my dad's (Eugene Studer), best man at my parent's wedding. I'm sure he was greeted by his siblings in heaven and they are having a lot of fun and laughs together. My sympathy to you all.
Jim long - Jul 13, 2020
Sorry to hear about Ralph, you are in my prayers
Jim Long - Jul 13, 2020
Sorry to hear about Ralph, you are in my prayers
Linda (Long) Yutzy - Jul 12, 2020
I was just thinking of Ralph and the whole Studer clan the other day--about how his children were taking care of him and also about the good times we shared as close neighbors. Ralph was a kind and gentle soul. I so appreciated seeing several Studer family members at my Mom's and Dad's funerals. Know that you are in my thoughts and prayers. May Ralph rest in peace. Linda
Tom Long - Jul 12, 2020
My sincere sympathy to the Studer family. Having been a neighbor and growing up next door to you all, I have many fond memories of our families and your dad. He was a good man.
Patty Kocher - Jul 11, 2020
My sincere sympathy Tim and family for the loss of your Dad. Prayers for comfort and strength in the days ahead.
Pat (Phillips)Mantey - Jul 10, 2020
To the Studer family: so sorry to hear of your dads passing ! My sympathy to all.
PAUL ZIMMERMAN - Jul 10, 2020
Donna, Tom, Tim, David, Christina, Jennifer, Diana, our sympathy to you in the passing of your father. At one time we were neighbors and I remember him pitching in the softball league in town. He was always friendly to me.
Sister Maureen - Jul 9, 2020
My sympathy at the death of your Dad, Granddad. I am "with" you in spirit as you both mourn his loss and rejoice with him that he is with those who have gone on before to Eternal Life with God who loves us all.
From your double second cousin - my grandfather, Henry Studer, brother to your grandfather, Albert Studer, married my grandmother, Lulu Hertzer, sister to your grandmother, Dora Hertzer. Thanks, Donna, for the postcard to St. Francis Convent. You could never have known your cousin would have been the one to receive it! Thanks! My sympathy all! Good memories of Ralph!
MELODY MERGENTHALER - Jul 6, 2020
Prayers for the entire family.
Francis Ruffing - Jul 6, 2020
Chris (and Dave),
Our condolences on the death of your Father / Father in law. Sounds like a great guy to have known. Living in one small town for one's whole life, must be a great experience. Our sympathy. Francis and Jennifer Ruffing.
Steve - Jul 6, 2020
Grandpa - You were the best. I will miss your constant smiles, sincere interest in others, and of course your distinct chuckles. I will always remember your strong will, physically and mentally, as an inspiration in my life as well. I look forward to seeing you again. Love, Your Grandson
Marilyn Kocher - Jul 6, 2020
So sorry to hear of your father's death. He certainly lived a full and happy life. When you stop to think of all he has done - more than many people combined! My condolences.