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Ralph S. Slade


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Ralph S. Slade Obituary
Ralph S. Slade Sr., age 85, of Osseo passed away Thursday, December 19, 2013 at the Community Hospital & Wellness Center in Montpelier, Ohio. He was born May 23, 1928 in Toledo to Harold and Hazel (Slusser) Slade. He married Patricia Blakeman on May 5, 1972.

Ralph attended Hillsdale Community Schools. He served his county in the U.S. Navy during WWII where he was stationed in Guam. Ralph was a member of the Hillsdale American Legion and the Moose Lodge. He enjoyed canoeing, dune buggying, spending time with his grandchildren and spoiling his dog, Allie.

Surviving besides his wife, Patricia, are four daughters, Shelly Caldwell, Jill Slade, Judy Double and Louise Slade-Wirick; four sons, Ralph (Cherie) Slade Jr., John Slade, Mike (Linda) Riker and Steve (Debbie) Riker; sixteen grandchildren and several great-grandchildren; two brothers and three sisters.

He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother and two grandchildren.

A memorial visitation for Ralph Slade will take place Sunday, December 22, 2013 from 2-4 P.M. at the VanHorn-Eagle Funeral Home in Hillsdale. Immediately following the visitation, there will be a memorial luncheon at the Hillsdale American Legion.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Hillsdale American Legion. To view this obituary and send condolences, visit www.eaglefuneralhomes.com.
Published in The Hillsdale Daily News on Dec. 20, 2013
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