Ralph E. Lautzenheiser, 1920-2014

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LOUISVILLE, Ohio —Ralph E. Lautzenheiser, 94, of Louisville, Ohio, died Dec. 7, 2014, at Altercare of Louisville.

He was born in Louisville, Ohio, on April 24, 1920, to the late Winfield and Bertha (Henning) Lautzenheiser.

Mr. Lautzenheiser was a retired dairy farmer and was also a retired fieldman for Dairy Farmers of America. He was a WWII Army veteran.

He was a member of the Paradise United Church of Christ in Louisville, Farm Bureau, Soil and Water Conservation District, Holstein Association and he was a 4-H adviser. He and his wife spent their winters in St. Cloud, Florida.

He was preceded in death by his son, Gary Lautzenheiser, and a brother, Lester Lautzenheiser.

He is survived by his wife of 74 years, Betty (McKenn) Lautzenheiser; a daughter, Barb Kidwell; son Dale Lautzenheiser; and daughter-in-law, Gerri Lautzenheiser; nine grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandsons.

Funeral services will be Dec. 10, 2014, at Stier-Israel Funeral Home in Louisville, with Rev. Tim Hull officiating. Calling hours are from 10 – 11 a.m. Dec. 10 at the funeral home. Burial is planned in Evergreen Memorial Garden.

The family requests memorial contributions may be made to the charity of your choice.

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