Greensburg Daily News, Greensburg, IN

January 21, 2013

Ralph E. Muckerheide, 73

Greensburg Daily News

Greensburg — Ralph E. Muckerheide,73, of Greensburg, passed away Friday, Jan. 18, 2013 at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis.

He was born in Rush County July 7, 1939, the son of Albert L. and Hilda M. (Obermeyer) Muckerheide.

He was a farmer and a member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

He was a 1957 graduate of Sandusky High School. Ralph was dedicated to his family, church and his love of farming and the land.

He married Martha L. Smith Aug. 5, 1967 and she survives.

He is also survived by one son, Scott (Mary Ann) Muckerheide, Bloomington; one daughter, Michelle (Mike) Gable, Corydon; three brothers: Robert (Donna) Muckerheide, Milroy, Dale E. (Debbie) Muckerheide, Greensburg, James (Kay) Muckerheide, Greensburg; two sisters: Carol Hahn, Greensburg, Marilyn (Ron) Land, Rushville; four grandchildren: Matthew S. Muckerheide, Thomas R. Muckerheide, Seth M. Muckerheide, Logan S. Gable; two aunts: Alma Obermeyer, Rosaline Muckerheide; seven nieces and 13 nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother-in-law, Ernie Hahn.

Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 22 at Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.  

A rosary for family and friends will be prayed at 3:30 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Funeral Services will begin at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 23 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Greensburg, Rev. John Meyer officiating.

Interment will be in St. Mary’s Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to the St. Mary’s Church Building Fund or the American Heart Association.

Online condolences may be made to the family at