Ralph H. Grundman, 93 of rural Talmage, passed away in Syracuse on Monday, Oct. 23, 2017.
He was born Feb. 20, 1924, to Frederick H. & Lydia (Lueck) Grundman.
His mother died before he was two years old and he was raised by an aunt and uncle Fred and Marie Lueck.
He was baptized and confirmed at Zion Evangelical Reformed church in Talmage.
Ralph attended grade school in Dist. 51 near Talmage and also in Council Bluffs, Iowa.
He graduated as Salutatorian from Talmage Public School on May 14, 1942. He then attended a Farm Operator Course at UNL.
Before and after his marriage he farmed near Syracuse and Talmage.
Ralph married Ruby B. Ebert on June 5, 1947, at North Branch Church. Four daughters and two sons were born to this marriage. He held all the offices on the McWilliams Church Board and also sang in the choir. He also served on Dist. 88 rural School Board.
He is survived by his wife of 70 years, Ruby Grundman; daughters: Elaine (Gerald) Moore of Lincoln, Donna (Edward) Damme of Talmage, Karen (Lester) Roeber of Ashland, Dianne (Jim) Bohlken of Lincoln; sons: Richard (Christine) Grundman of Lincoln, Ronald (Marybeth) Grundman of Talmage; 15 grandchildren; 15 great grandchildren; sisters-in-law: Irma Grundman, Viola Gartner, Lois Ebert; Brother-in-law: Jack Stilwell.
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother: Vernon Grundman, brother & sister-in-law: Norbert and Edna Grundman, brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Pauline and Herb Goad, Ralph Gartner, Charles Ebert and Maxine Stilwell.
Funeral services were to Saturday, Oct. 28 at 2 p.m.. at Fusselman-Allen-Harvey Funeral Chapel in Syracuse.
Additional family visitation was to be during the luncheon at St. John’s UCC located at 511 7th St. in Syracuse at 3 p.m.
Burial was be held at Park Hill Cemetery in Syracuse.
Visitation was to be Friday, Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. until 9 p.m. with family greeting friends from 6-8 p.m. at the funeral home.
Memorials to Family’s Choice.
Arrangements  are by Fusselman Allen Harvey Funeral Home, Syracuse, NE
Condolences to www.fusselmanallenharvey.com