RALPH W. BRACHT, 88, of Fort Wayne, passed away on Thursday, Jan. 17, 2013, at St. Joseph Hospital. Born April 27, 1924, in Fort Wayne, he was an U.S. Army veteran. He was a member of Grace St. John United Church of Christ and American Legion Post 296. He retired in 1988 after 39 years as an educator. He is survived by his wife, Clara Pauline Bracht of Fort Wayne; son, Victor (Catherine) Bracht of Billings, Mont.; daughters, Deborah (Brad) Niccum of Colcord, Okla. and Linda (Daniel) Kleefeld of Tulsa, Okla.; seven grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and sister, May (Herman) Sinemus of Flora City, Fla. Funeral service is 2 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22, 2013, at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, Winchester Road Chapel, 6424 Winchester Road. Visitation is from 5 to 7 p.m. Monday, Jan. 21, 2013, at the funeral home. Entombment in Green lawn Memorial Park. Preferred memorials to Grace St. John United Church of Christ. www. klaehnfahlmeltonfunerals.com


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Published in Fort Wayne Newspapers on Jan. 20, 2013