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Ralph D. Rabe, 93

September 20, 2013

Ralph D. Rabe, 93, formerly of 403 W. North St. in St. Marys, died at 2:13 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2013, in the emergency department of Joint Township District Memorial Hospital.

 He was born on Feb. 27, 1920, in Mercer County to Vintson and Esther (Shroyer) Rabe.

 On April 20, 1947, in St. Marys, he married Margaret Jones, who died on Jan. 10, 1995.

 Survivors include a daughter, Betty (Stephen) McCoy  of St. Marys; two sisters, Mary Montague  of Dayton and Jeanie (Pleasant) “Verlie” Boroff  of St. Marys.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Vinton and Esther Rabe; wife, Margaret Rabe; and his brother, Merle Rabe.

 He was a graduate of Wabash High School.

 He was a veteran of the United States Army, having served in the Asiatic-Pacific theatre during World War II.

 He was a farmer and retired production employee for the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company in St. Marys.

 He was a member of Wayne Street United Methodist Church and American Legion Post 323, both in St. Marys.

 His favorite pastimes included bowling, golfing, playing cards and bingo.

 Rites are scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Miller Funeral Home, 1605 Celina Road, Ohio 703 West Chapel, in St. Marys, the Rev. Jon Kraner officiating.

Burial will follow at Elm Grove Cemetery in St. Marys.

Visitation will be from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home.

 Online condolences may be expressed via MillerFuneralHomes.net.

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