Ralph Steve Neargarder, age 84, a resident of Union City, Indiana, passed away Wednesday February 3, 2021 at IU Health Ball Memorial Hospital in Muncie.
Ralph was born on May 28, 1936 in Union City, Indiana the son of Clem and Ada (Sargent) Neargarder and was raised by Harry and Viola Rhodes. He worked at Portland Ready Mix, Naas Food in Portland, Cheesman Trucking for many years, and was owner and operator M&N lanes in Portland. Ralph married Marlene Kemp on June 10, 1956. He was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather. He was also a hard worker who would help anyone who needed it.
His loving wife: Marlene Neargarder – Union City, Indiana
2 sons: Rick Neargarder (wife Kathy) – Union City, Indiana
Scott Neargarder (wife Kelley) – Muncie, Indiana
1 daughter: Debbie Hosier (husband Bruce) – Jeffersonville, Indiana
1 sister: Sally Wilcox – Union City, Indiana
2 brothers: Irvin Neargarder – Union City, Indiana
Lawrence Neargarder – (wife Frances) – Union City, Indiana
9 grandchildren 17 great-grandchildren
Visitation will be held Saturday from 2-6 p.m. at Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Private services will be held Sunday at the Williamson-Spencer and Penrod Funeral Home in Portland. Burial will follow in North Salem Cemetery, south east of Portland.
Memorials may be directed towards the Jay County Cancer Society.
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