Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

July 26, 2013

Ralph E. Land, 82

Greensburg Daily News

---- — Ralph E. Land, 82, loving father, grandfather, brother, uncle and friend passed away July 25, 2013 at Decatur County Memorial Hospital following a brief illness.

He was born July 23, 1931 in Greensburg, the son of Henry and Dorothy (Lee) Land.

Ralph was retired from the Montgomery Ward Co. in Middletown, Ohio where he was the shipping and receiving manager.

He also had worked for 27 years with the City of Greensburg Street Department, the last 24 years as Street Commissioner, retiring in 2008.

He was a member of the Eagles Lodge and the Sons of the American Legion.

He married Luella M. Buell June 24, 1950, and she preceded him in death March 3, 2009.

He is survived by one son, Charles “Chuck” Land, Greensburg; one daughter, Terri Graue, Kentucky; two brothers, Larry Land, Greensburg, Henry Land, Greensburg; three sisters, Patty Lee, Greensburg, Betty Austin, Greensburg, Dottie Ray, Ohio; four grandchildren, Candi Land, Chad Land, Melissa Clark, Stephanie Burrell; seven great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife; three brothers, Walter Land, William Land, George Land; one granddaughter, Michelle Birch.

Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.

Funeral services begin at 11 a.m. Monday, July 29, at the funeral home, Pastor Jon Porter officiating.

Interment will be in South Park Cemetery, Greensburg.

Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.

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