Monday, July 23rd, 2007
Ralph H. Harlamert, 87, of Coldwater, died July 21, 2007, at The Gardens at St. Henry.
He was born Nov. 14, 1919, in Kettlersville, to Ben and Emma Howe Harlamert. On Dec. 14, 1940, he married Dorothy Gast, who survives in St. Henry.
Surviving are two sons, Joe (Renea) and Dan (Carol), all of Coldwater; two daughters, Carole (Jerry) Mestemaker, Sidney, and Jinny (John) Schwieterman, St. Henry; a brother, Dale (Mary), Sidney; a daughter-in-law, Johanna (Charlie) Harlamert-Koesters, Coldwater; two sisters-in-law, Mildred Neumann, Dayton, and Rosella Gast, Coldwater; 17 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.
Deceased are a son, Larry, and a grandson.
He was the founder of Harlamert Realty and co-founder of Coldwater Auction Service. He was a U.S. Navy veteran serving during World War II on the USS Cebu and a volunteer firefighter in Coldwater. He was a member of the Holy Trinity Catholic Church and its Men's Holy Name Society, Knights of Columbus 1991, American Legion Post 470 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5135, all of Coldwater.
Funeral Mass is 10:30 a.m. Tuesday at the church, the Rev. Daniel Schmitmeyer officiating. Burial is at St. Elizabeth Cemetery, Coldwater, where military rites will be conducted by the American Legion and the VFW.
Calling is 2-8 p.m. today and 9-10 a.m. Tuesday at Hogenkamp Funeral Home, Coldwater.
Contributions can be made to State of the Heart Home Health and Hospice, Coldwater, or Coldwater Athletic Boosters.