Monday, January 10th, 2011
Ralph W. "Zeke" Anderson, 92, Celina, died at 3:45 a.m. Jan. 9, 2011, at his home.
He was born June 9, 1918, in Mercer County to Charles and Mary Granger Anderson. He married Beulah Nettrower, who died in 1969. On Sept. 20, 1980, he married Betty J. May, who survives.
Also surviving are four sons, Doug (Susan) Anderson, Stephenville, Texas, Robin (Kaci) Anderson, Celina, Scott (Jo) Anderson, Celina, and Neal (Sandy) Anderson, Botkins; a stepson, Tom (Debi) May, Celina; a daughter, Cheryl (Ron) Hare, Winterhaven, Fla.; two stepdaughters, Linda (Carl) Youmans, St. Marys, and Betsy Jane (Dan) Muter, Elcajon, Calif.; a brother, Byron (Garnett) Anderson, Celina; a sister, Olive Miller, Celina; and a sister-in-law, Jeanie Anderson, Celina; several grandchildren; several great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren.
Also deceased is a brother, Tom Anderson; and a sister, Thelma Boroff.
He was a graduate of Washington Township in 1936. He served in the U.S. Army Air Force during World War II. He retired as an engineer for the city of Celina. He was a member of the Celina First Church of God, the American Legion and the Veterans of Foreign Wars, all of Celina. He also was a member of the National Rifle Association.
Funeral services are 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Cisco Funeral Home in Celina, the Rev. Richard Van Horn officiating. Burial with military rites is at Mercer Memory Gardens in Celina.
Calling is 2-4 and 6-8 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home. Military rites will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.
Memorials may be made to the Celina Community Health Professionals.
Condolences may be left at www.ciscofuneralhome.com.