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Ralph J. Guetling, age 91, of Evansville, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2012 at Deaconess Hospital.
Mr. Guetling had worked at Bucyrus Erie for 42 years and later at Holiday Healthcare for 10 years. He was a member of Sacred Heart Catholic Church, the Knights of St. John and the Bucyrus Erie 25 year Club. Ralph served his country as a veteran of the United States Navy and was a member of VFW Post #1114.
Surviving Ralph are his wife of 67 years, Mary (Rapp) Guetling; three daughters, Kimberly (Kenneth) Tieken; Carolyn Messmer and Pam (Matthew) Wannemuehler; a son, Charles (Holly) Guetling and a brother, Harold (Jean) Guetling, all of Evansville. Also surviving are 10 grandchildren, Angela Schneider, Andrew Tieken, Deidre Barnes, Cara Mattingly, Brittny Wannemuehler, Kelsey Hillenbrand, Justin Guetling, Laura Gerhardt, Lindsey Fisher and Jacob Guetling and 11 great grandchildren.
Ralph was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Anna Guetling; a brother, William Guetling and son-in-law, Daniel Messmer.
Funeral services will begin at 9:30 A.M. on Saturday, November 17, 2012 at Pierre Funeral Home, continuing with a Mass of Christian Burial at 10:00 A.M. at Sacred Heart Catholic Church, Rev. David Nunning officiating. Burial will follow in St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery.
Friends may visit with the family from 2:00 until 8:00 P.M. on Friday at Pierre Funeral Home, 2601 W. Franklin Street, where there will be a memorial service held at 5:00 P.M.
Memorial contributions may be made to Sacred Heart Catholic Church, 2701 W. Franklin Street, Evansville, IN 47712.
Condolences may be made online at www.pierrefuneralhome.com.
Published in Courier Press on Nov. 16, 2012