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Ralph F. Bernhardt

Ralph F. Bernhardt, 91, died March 10, 2012, at Geary Community Hospital in Junction City. He was born Nov. 11, 1920, near Lost Springs to George and Hannah (Riffel) Bernhardt.

He spent his childhood farming on the family farm and later served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He then worked as a welder for the Rock Island Railroad for more than 35 years before retiring.

He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Herington and the American Legion in Tampa.

He is survived by his sister, Arlene Huddleston of Wichita and 11 nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and 10 brothers and sisters.

Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. today at Trinity Lutheran Church in Ramona. The family will receive friends from 1 p.m. until the service time. Interment will be in the Lewis Cemetery near Ramona.

Visitation was Tuesday at Carlson-Becker Funeral Home in Hope. Memorial contributions may be made to Trinity Lutheran Church or to the organization of the donor’s choice and may be sent in care of Carlson-Becker Funeral Home in Hope.

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Last modified March 15, 2012