Rushville Republican

January 21, 2013

Ralph E. Muckerheide, 73

Rushville Republican

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

He was born in Rush County on 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 graduated from Sandusky High School in 1957.  Ralph was dedicated to his family, church and his love of farming and the land.

He was married to Martha L. Smith on 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 thirteen 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, 2013, at the Porter-Oliger-Pearson Funeral Home in Greensburg.  

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

Funeral Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Greensburg with Rev. John Meyer officiating.

Interment will be held in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery.

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

Online condolences can be made to the family at