Ralph J. “Rally” Shiverdecker, age 89, of Versailles, Ohio, passed away on, Monday, September 24, 2012 at 5:42 PM at Miami Valley Hospital, Dayton, Ohio. He was born on March 2, 1923 in York Township near Brock, Ohio, to the late Sherman & Pearl (Supinger) Shiverdecker.
He is survived by his sisters Betty (deceased husband Harvey Hole Jr.) Hole of Versailles and Helen (deceased husband Rol Everhart) Everhart of Greenville, Ohio; as well as numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to his parents he is preceded in death by his brother, Donald “Joe” Shiverdecker; sisters and brothers in law, Ruth (Ray) Gibbons and Naomi (George) Frye.
Ralph worked as a farmer where he lived on the same farm for 86 years. He also was the store manager for Male Fashions in Celina, Ohio.
He was a member of the United States Army serving in WWII, European Theatre. Where he also earned a Bronze Star. Ralph was a member of the VFW in Versailles and St. Paul Lutheran Church in Greenville.
There will be a service held on Saturday, September 29, 2012 at 2:00 PM at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home, Versailles, Ohio, with Pastor Peter Menke officiating. Burial will follow in the Brock Cemetery, Brock, Ohio. Family will receive friends on Saturday from 12:00-2:00 at the funeral home. A Military Graveside Service will be conducted by the Versailles Veterans Honor Guard.
It is the wishes of the family that memorial contributions be given to Wayne Industries or Versailles Veteran Honor Guard.
Condolences for the family my be sent to www.zecharbailey.com