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Ralph Nafziger

Ralph Nafziger

Ralph Nafziger

Ralph Dean Nafziger, age 67, died suddenly on July 15, 2013, in Nashville, Tenn.

He was born July 16, 1945, the son of Earl and Blanche Nafziger, Wauseon.

Ralph was a high school mathematics teacher in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., until his recent retirement. He planned to move soon to Nashville, Tenn.

He was educated at Pettisville School, Goshen College, Texas A&I, and Nova University.

Ralph was baptized when he was young at Central Mennonite Church, Archbold. He was a kind and generous man, and he had many friends.

He is survived by his sisters, Janice Nafziger, Wauseon; Rachel Lindsay, Williamsport, Md.; Rhoda Schrag, Goshen, Ind.; and his brothers, Charles (Esther), LaJunta, Colo.; Ellis (Pat), Wauseon; Emerson (Cynthia), Champaign, Ill.; Verlin (Donna), Whitmore Lake, Mich.; Robert (Debo- rah), Wauseon; Roger (Laurie), Goshen, Ind.; and John (Beth), Wauseon.

Also surviving are 17 nieces and nephews; 10 great-nieces and -nephews; a dear friend, Marjorie Callahan; three aunts; and many cousins, friends, and former students.

Ralph was preceded in death by his partner, Jim Hester; his parents; his brother Joseph; a brother-in-law, Harold Lindsay; and a niece, Erin Elizabeth Nafziger.

Burial will be in Ft. Payne, Ala. A private family memorial service will be held later.

Tennessean Funeral Home in Nashville, Tenn., is handling all arrangements.

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